Inlays & Onlays
Laboratory ( or Indirect) Processed Restorations are made outside of the mouth in a dental lab. They may be referred to as an inlay or onlay. An inlay is used to fill areas between the cusps. An onlay covers a larger area and is when a cusp needs to be covered. Our dental professionals will take an impression of the prepared tooth. This type of restoration is more conservative than a crown as it involves less removal of the original tooth structure. They are very strong and can last many years providing you with a long lasting radiant smile.
Both Inlays and Onlays are made for teeth that need a larger filling. They provide the additional strength and durability that a basic composite or amalgam filling cannot provide. In addition, they can be crafted using a tooth colored composite or porcelain as well as gold or silver colored. Porcelain is a popular choice because it most closely resembles your natural teeth.
Talk with your team at Crosstown Dental of Palmyra about your questions and concerns. We are trained to help you plan for the best outcome of your dental needs.