Porcelain Inlays/Onlays PEI - Dentist PEI - Family Dentistry

Here at Northwest Dentistry our dentists in PEI offer a plethora of services under the umbrella of cosmetic dentistry. PEI residents who are suffering from specific dental issues associated with tooth decay and cavities, can be alleviated from these conditions through the use of porcelain inlays and onlays. These types of dental fillings are designed to treat a specific part of the affected tooth, and have the advantage of both restoring your decayed or damaged tooth, as well as being visually pleasing. 

Porcelain inlays and onlays are unique in the sense that, unlike crowns that are designed to enclose the affected tooth as a whole, inlays and onlays only cover a portion of the affected tooth. Porcelain inlays specifically target the grooves of the affected tooth, not extending past the cusp. On the other hand, porcelain onlays specifically targets more severely damaged teeth, covering the entire area of the affected tooth’s cusp. At Northwest Dentistry, Dr. Karen McLean and her team of dentists in PEI, are pleased to assist you with your dental and oral needs. If you are suffering from decayed or cavity filled teeth, then a porcelain inlay or onlay may be the most suitable option for you. 

The procedure to install a porcelain inlay or onlay to your affected tooth is a relatively simple process. It involves your dentist in PEI numbing the affected tooth with a general anesthetic, followed by a period of cleaning and excavating your tooth for decay or damage. Once this process is complete, a temporary inlay or onlay is inserted to protect your vulnerable tooth, as an impression of your tooth is sent to a lab to begin the process of building the permanent inlay or onlay. During your second dental visit, the temporary inlay or onlay will be replaced with the permanent one. 

If porcelain inlays or onlays are of interest to you, contact Dr. Karen McLean or visit us at Northwest Dentistry, where walk-in dental appointments are always welcome. 




Last Updated On 2021-10-26