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What are Porcelain Onlays?
Tooth colored inlays and onlays are restorations used in dentistry to repair the teeth in the back of your mouth. Tooth colored materials, most commonly porcelain, are made in a dental laboratory and are designed to exactly fit your own tooth. They are firmly bonded to your tooth so that they restore the strength of the original tooth prior to the damage. Porcelain Onlays are the treatment of choice when the repair of your back tooth will involve more than one half of the chewing surface.
Porcelain onlays will provide strength and durability that will protect your teeth from further damage for many years. In addition to their strength, they will match your existing tooth color, making them virtually undetectable to anyone other than your dentist! Using a filling when an inlay or onlay is the best treatment is a compromise which could result in more substantial problems – such as fracture, a root-canal, or tooth loss – in the future.
If you’d like to learn more about porcelain onlays or other cosmetic dentistry options to give you a beautiful, natural smile, call our Dedham dental office today at (781) 329-4545. One of our friendly dental team members are always ready to speak with you.