Cosmetic Dentist Procedures
Dental Onlays: Dental onlays and inlays can be made of porcelain, gold, or composite (ceramic) resin. An inlay is a dental restoration that fits totally inside the cusps of a tooth, similar to a filling, while an onlay is fabricated to replace one or more cusps of a tooth, capping it like a crown and strengthening the tooth. Unlike a crown, however, the dental onlay doesn't reach down as far as the gum line and only covers the chewing surface of the tooth, allowing your cosmetic dentist to preserve more of the healthy tooth structure.
Dental onlays seal and insulate the tooth, resist stains, and are very strong once bonded to the tooth. They are long lasting and are well suited for large cavities. Dental onlays made of tooth-colored porcelain or ceramic materials are esthetically pleasing restorations, blending seamlessly with the natural tooth color.
Some of the more common cosmetic dental procedures today: Tooth Colored Restorations, Porcelain Inlays/Onlays, Porcelain Veneers, Implants, Porcelain Crowns, Permanent Bridges, Bonding, One Hour Laser Whitening and more.
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