Dental Inlays and Onlays

Inlays & Onlays at Pizzarello and Silvestro Family Dentistry

DSC_0023Inlays or onlays can become necessary to restore the cusp, or chewing surface, of decayed or fractured teeth. Inlays are made of porcelain and used for minor restorations within the remaining tooth structure; onlays are used for more advanced decay and cover a greater restored area.

An inlay/onlay procedure is completed in the office in just one visit:

  1. First, any decayed area will be removed, as well as any existing fillings. Then an optical impression is made.
  2. Second, three dimensional modeling is used to create a virtual restoration which will fit your tooth perfectly.

Your bonded onlay will restore your tooth to 100% of its original strength!