Dental Inlays and Onlays are porcelain fillings that are alternatives to crowns. When a tooth is cracked, or an old filling (amalgam filling) is leaking/failing, an inlay or onlay is an ideal way to restore the tooth. Dentists used to have to grind teeth down to nubs and place crowns on teeth, but not anymore. At Atlanta Dental Spa we prefer to keep your teeth intact and restore only the unhealthy or unstable parts of your teeth.
Inlays and Onlays are more conservative than crowns for that reason…and they don’t result in that ugly gray line at the gum.
Your procedure will consist of two visits, because we use master ceramists to make your inlays and onlays. As a side note, the same-day crown, inlay, and onlay technology is improving; Atlanta Dental Spa will invest in this technology as soon as the CEREC or other porcelain milling machines can deliver dental inlays and onlays (porcelain fillings) that meet the same high-quality standards as our current master ceramists create. Once your porcelain filling is bonded in place, your tooth will be stronger than it was before; your tooth will be able to bear up to 75 percent more chewing force. And, in some cases, your tooth will be just as strong as it was originally – before it was ever decayed or broken. Dental Inlays and Onlays are the ideal option for restoring cracked or decayed teeth, as well as for all amalgam replacements. At Atlanta Dental Spa it is our goal to make sure we are equipped to deliver inlays and onlays that look and feel great, just as we do for all of our procedures and for all of our patients.