Broken, Damaged Teeth in Jackson, CA?
Porcelain Inlays and Onlays Restore Health and Beauty
At Jackson Creek Dental Group, we restore larger cavities and damaged teeth with porcelain inlays and onlays. Inlays and onlays are tooth-colored, so they virtually disappear in the teeth they’re restoring. They are strong and last for years.
What is an Inlay?
An inlay is a smaller restoration that is used inside the cusps of the tooth and is usually used to fill a cavity. They are made of strong, long-lasting and natural-looking materials, such as porcelain, ceramic or composite resin, and are invisible in the smile. Inlays are a conservative tooth restoration, and require far less drilling and preparation of the tooth than a metal filling.
What is an Onlay?
An onlay is a larger restoration that is used to repair damaged or severely decayed teeth. They are used inside the cusp and extend over one or more sides of the tooth. They can also be used as a crown or cap. They are conservative tooth restorations that require far less drilling to the tooth than metal fillings or full crowns. An onlay can repair only the damaged portion of the tooth, leaving the original, undamaged tooth structure intact.