CEREC (all porcelain) Inlays/Onlays
CEREC Inlays and onlays are used to replace your silver fillings. These restorations are made from porcelain. Once placed, they are virtually undetectable in the mouth, and they conserve much of your natural tooth structure.
At our dental office, you have very natural-looking options when you need to repair or restore a damaged tooth.
A CEREC inlay/onlay looks exactly like the rest of the tooth, and is so durable that it doesn't need to be replaced for years. They are used in cosmetic dentistry to repair the biting surfaces of teeth. CEREC Onlays and inlays are commonly used when:
- an old dental restoration has weakened a tooth
- over 1/2 of the tooth’s biting surface is damaged
Once placed, they are virtually undetectable in the mouth, and they conserve much of your natural tooth structure. A CEREC inlay is placed just inside the cusp of the tooth. A CEREC onlay works the same way, only it covers a greater tooth area. The CEREC onlay is the best alternative for covering larger surface restorations. Both CEREC onlays and inlays require less tooth reduction than a crown.
With the CEREC chair side restoration system, we can now perform tooth reconstruction procedures in just one visit. Porcelain inlays and onlays are made to exact specifications via computer aided design in our office at the time of your appointment. The result… precise, attractive restorations in just one visit. With CEREC, it’s time to say goodbye to temporaries, impressions, and multi visit restoration procedures.
While you wait, exact design specifications are sent to our on-site milling machine to create your restoration. About 15 minutes later, your all ceramic, color-matched restoration is ready for placement. Your new restoration then fitted, glazed and bonded for performance. Your tooth is restored back to its natural form, function and beauty.
Computer Aided Design (CAD)
State- of- the- art CAD software allows us to design every precise detail of your restoration with the accuracy you have come to expect from us. The software allows us to customize the shape of the restoration to exactly fit your specific clinical needs.
Milling and Placing