WHAT ARE PORCELAIN INLAYS/ONLAYS? - COSMETIC DENTISTRY
Inlays and onlays are another type of filling used to restore decayed or damaged teeth to their original condition. Inlays are often used for chips in the tooth or where it is not too damaged to require crowns. Onlays are similar in their function, but extend beyond the tip of the tooth and are generally for larger cavities or are used to cover more than one tooth.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS? - COSMETIC DENTISTRY
Not only are porcelain inlays and onlays strong so they will last for a long time, they can also match the colour of your current teeth. This means that they can look very natural and help to create a more attractive and healthier looking smile.<> Inlays and onlays strengthen the tooth’s structure and can create an effective barrier against bacteria to prevent the formation of cavities.
WILL I EXPERIENCE ANY PAIN DURING OR AFTER TREATMENT? - COSMETIC DENTISTRY
The fitting of onlays and inlays is a relatively routine procedure, with a short recovery time.
Just like a normal filling, there may be some slight tenderness in the area of your mouth where the inlay was fitted, but any discomfort will soon pass.