Inlays and onlays are often referred to as partial crowns. They use the existing tooth as a base and fit the inlay or onlay onto the tooth. This is done to strengthen the tooth, restore its shape, and prevent further damage. An inlay is done when there is no damage to the cusps of the tooth and the inlay can be placed right on the tooth. An onlay is used when the damage is a little more extensive.
The decayed area of the tooth is first removed during the procedure. Using CAD/CAM technology, our CEREC® Primescan will be used to take a scan for the restoration. The doctor or technician will design the tooth and our state-of the art milling unit will create our design. The inlay or onlay will be placed into your mouth and set with cement. Your tooth will be restored in one visit!