If a tooth is decayed or damaged but does not require a dental crown, our knowledgeable dentists may recommend porcelain inlays and onlays. An inlay or onlay, which is sometimes called a partial crown, can be used as an alternative to a traditional dental filling. Traditional fillings can reduce the strength of the natural tooth by up to 50 percent. Dental inlays and onlays, on the other hand, can actually strengthen the tooth by up to 75 percent. A dental inlay or onlay is a restoration that is bonded directly to the surface of the tooth using high-strength resin after the decay or damage has been removed from the tooth. In most cases, your dental inlays and onlays in Woodland Hills, California, can be completed in just two comfortable visits to Couture Smiles Dental Group. Each inlay and onlay is custom made from high-quality porcelain at our in-house aesthetic dental lab to perfectly fit your tooth for a natural-looking, comfortable restoration. Porcelain inlays and onlays can last for 10-30 years, making them a great choice for a lasting, healthy smile.
Inlays and onlays serve the same purpose in restoring a damaged tooth. Inlays are used when the damage is less extensive and does not reach the cusps of the tooth, whereas a dental onlay is used when the damage extends to the tooth cusps. For more information on porcelain inlays and onlays, we invite you to contact us today. Drs. Terteryan, Gordon, and Fahid and our team look forward to caring for you!