Porcelain Inlays and Onlays Torrance
The main difference between the inlays and onlays is the amount of restoration that is needed. The inlays are normally used to cover damage to the center portion of your teeth such as a lost or damaged filling. The onlays are normally used to replace the biting surface of your teeth or repair the cusps of your teeth. The placement of inlays and onlays may need future replacement due to damage, but are designed for long-term use to help provide a beautiful smile.
When Inlays or Onlays are Needed
• Fractured or Broken Teeth
• Cosmetic Replacement for Silver Fillings
• Damage from Tooth Decay
• Broken or Lost Fillings
• Cavities Between Your Teeth
• To Cover Large Fillings
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The surface of the tooth will be shaped and sculptured for accurate placement of the permanent restoration. A filling is normally placed as a temporary solution while the permanent restoration is fabricated in the dental laboratory. The second visit will include the removal of the temporary filling and the placement of the inlays and onlays. Precision adjustments are made to ensure an approximate fit for permanent placement. Unlike most dental fillings, there is no temporary sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures after placement of inlays and onlays.