Porcelain Inlays and Onlays - North Vancouver Dentist - Blue Sky Dental

Dental decay, commonly referred to as cavities, can be a problem for just about anyone. In cases where the damage is relatively superficial, a composite filling might be an appropriate solution. In more extensive cases, patients might need a dental crown.

If your problem lies somewhere between those two extremes in terms of severity, an option worth considering is dental inlays and onlays.

So just what are inlays and onlays? And when might they be an appropriate form of treatment for you? Your North Vancouver dentists at Blue Sky Dental can answer any questions you might have.

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An attractive and equally durable alternative to composite fillings, porcelain inlays and onlays offer an exceptional amount of strength that makes them an excellent choice for supporting weakened molars or back teeth. For teeth that must stand up to heavy chewing, teeth that are decayed, or teeth that have previously undergone extensive restoration, inlays and onlays can offer superb protection and restoration qualities. Different from crowns which cover the tooth in its entirety, inlays/onlays are intended to protect a particular part of the tooth and require less tooth preparation as a result.


Porcelain inlays and onlays can be customized to meet the shade of your natural teeth, ensuring a more attractive, natural look. Inlays and onlays are fashioned from the same porcelain material used in crowns and bridgework. Porcelain inlays and onlays have a similar appearance to composite-based tooth restoration materials, but because of their materials and the laboratory process involved in their creation, porcelain inlays/onlays are found to be more durable and stronger than their composite counterparts.


If you want to discuss whether porcelain inlays and onlays might be the right treatment for you, contact us today at Blue Sky Dental, your North Vancouver dentists. You can also request an appointment online!


Last Updated On 2021-10-22