When a tooth has experienced decay or damage, but a significant portion of the original tooth structure still remains, we may suggest porcelains inlays and onlays to conservatively treat the damage and maintain a natural aesthetic. Inlays and onlays are also called indirect fillings and can be made from multiple types of materials. At VanDenburgh Dental, we use porcelain inlays and onlays to provide superior strength and beauty. Inlays and onlays are both used to treat damage, but there are slight differences. An inlay is used when the damage does not extend to the cusp of the tooth, while an onlay is suggested to repair tooth damage that includes the cusps of the tooth. The cusp of a tooth is the very top, projected part of the tooth’s surface. Our expert dentist, Dr. Steven VanDenburgh, will help you determine if an inlay or an onlay will best suit your specific dental needs.
We provide custom-made porcelain inlays and onlays in Napa, California. They are created to fit your natural bite perfectly, improving both the function and health of your smile. If you would like to learn more about an inlay or an onlay, we invite you to call our office and schedule a consultation with Dr. Steven VanDenburgh today.