Porcelain Inlays/Onlays with Pickering Dentist

At Safavi Dental Clinic, our Pickering dental team will be more than happy to help you out with a variety of dental needs affecting your oral health.


The key differences between a filling and an inlay or onlay, is that inlays and onlays are fabricated outside the mouth using a laboratory process. This makes them more likely to be an accurate fit, while retaining the strength and durability of the material process.


Once the fabricated inlay/onlay has been complete, it can be bonded to the tooth using a strong dental adhesive. Inlays and onlays can also be made with the same tooth coloured materials such as ceramics, porcelain, and composite materials that most crowns and bridges are composed of, making them more likely to match the natural colour of your teeth as opposed to metallic alternatives.


Due to their strength, inlays and onlays are often recommended by your Pickering dentist as an effective way to protect and restore large portions of decayed or damaged teeth, and to reinforce heavily restored teeth or teeth under a very heavy load such as back teeth. This is because teeth with large fillings are at a greater risk of fracture over time due to the inconsistencies in the tooth’s structure. Our Pickering dentists will let you know whether a decayed or damaged tooth would benefit from an inlay/onlay as opposed to a regular filling.


Just like with any procedure, you need to be sure you are aware of the effects and alternatives of receiving an inlay or onlay. Your Pickering dental office team will be more than happy to go over what any procedure entails to ensure that you can make an informed decision.


If you are interested in receiving more information about inlays or onlays, or receiving more information regarding some of our other treatments, contact Safavi Dental Clinic or request an appointment online. Our clinic is located near Pickering Town Centre to provide you with a convenient location to address your dental needs.



Last Updated On 2020-09-23