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White Inlays/Onlays
Cosmetic Dentistry - White Inlays/Onlays

White Porcelain inlays or white onlays are fillings made of porcelain that fit into or onto the tooth. They are indicated when there is too little tooth structure to predictably support a white filling but there is enough tooth to avoid placing a crown.

Porcelain inlays and onlys are made in a laboratory and are cemented or bonded into a tooth.   Because they are made in a laboratory they can be made more durable than white fillings.  Since the filling is fabricated outside the mouth, it is easier to get the correct shape and fit with all surrounding teeth.

Porcelain inlays / porcelain onlays take 2 visits to complete. The first session is when the decay or old filling is painlessly removed, the tooth is shaped, an impression is a made and a temporary filling is placed.  A master ceramist then creates the custom made porcelain inlay or porcelain onlay in the lab. The second session is 2 weeks later when we bond the porcelain inlay or porcelain onlay to the tooth.

The big advantage of porcelain inlays / porcelain onlays is that they are that they are much more durable than white fillings.   Other fillings may actually reduce the strength of a tooth, but porcelain inlays / porcelain onlays can actually increase a tooth's strength when they are bonded into place.