If you have broken, fractured teeth, or decayed teeth or fractured fillings, you might want to consider porcelain inlays and onlays. Porcelain inlays and onlays are dental restorations meant for moderately large dental damages, i.e., the damage is too large for fillings but not large enough for a dental crown. They allow you to repair your teeth while maintaining most of your teeth’ natural structure. At Energy Dental, we provide same-day porcelain inlays and onlays to restore your smile.
What are porcelain inlays and onlays?
Porcelain inlays and onlays are dental restorations made of porcelain, a tooth-colored material that resembles natural enamel. Also known as partial crowns, porcelain inlays and onlays are larger than fillings but smaller than dental crowns. They allow you to fix your dental damages and concerns without shaving off most of your teeth’ natural structure, which would be necessary with dental crowns.
The term “inlays” is used when the porcelain material is bonded with the tooth’s center, and the term “onlays” is used when the porcelain material is bonded with the external surface or cusps. Porcelain inlays and onlays are the ideal alternatives to dental crowns and composite fillings because they conserve most of your teeth’ structure. We produce same-day, tooth-colored porcelain inlays and onlays for optimal, natural-looking results.
The benefits of porcelain inlays and onlays:
- Matches the color of natural teeth
- Conserves healthy dental structure
- More attractive than metallic fillings
- More conservative than dental crowns
- Look and feel completely natural
- Easy to maintain and clean
- Extremely durable
- Strengthens weakened teeth
Energy Dental is a luxurious, state-of-the-art dental clinic specializing in the latest cosmetic and restorative dental treatments. We use the cutting-edge CEREC technology to produce same-day dental restorations, such as porcelain crowns, veneers, inlays and onlays, and more. This allows us to transform your smile in one session, so you don’t need to return later. Please schedule an appointment to explore your porcelain inlays and onlays options in Houston, TX.