Inlays, Onlays and White Fillings are restorations that are made to rear teeth that have a mild to moderate amount of decay. They are made of composite resin material, porcelain, or gold by a dental laboratory. Once completed, they will be bonded to the tooth.
Treatment involves isolating the tooth and removing any old fillings or damaged tooth structure under local anesthesia. An impression of the tooth is made, then the inlay, onlay or white filling is created from porcelain, gold, or composite resin material. The inlay / onlay / white filling is cemented securely into place. Adjustments may be made to ensure the tooth is comfortable to bite on.
In treating dental decay, inlays, onlays and white fillings help to eliminate tooth sensitivity and eventual tooth loss. They also offer the following benefits:
Inlays and onlays usually take 2-3 appointments.Back to General Dentistry
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