Inlays and onlays are frequently used to restore teeth that are severely damaged by decay or wear. They are usually applied to the chewing surfaced of the back teeth. According to Dr. Patrick Simone DDS of Henderson, NV they provide more strength than a filling and are more conservative than a full crown.
A porcelain onlay is fabricated to fit your tooth precisely and is bonded tightly in place to strengthen and protect the damaged tooth. Like a crown, an onlay covers and protects the tooth’s biting surface. Where a crown covers the entire tooth, an onlay fits inside the tooth cusps and covers only the biting surfaces. Because an onlay is fabricated in a dental laboratory, it takes two or more appointments to restore a tooth with a porcelain onlay.
If you have damaged teeth that are ruining your smile and oral health, contact Dr. Simone for an appointment today. Call 702-735-2755 or www.patricksimonedds.com.