Your teeth wear down naturally over time, causing instability in the tooth structure. Serving the residents of Smyrna, Vinings and the Atlanta area, Dr. Thomas at Smile Envy Dental Group offers porcelain inlays/onlays treatment to restore your teeth’s natural strength in his conveniently located Atlanta, GA office.
What are Porcelain Onlays/Inlays?
Porcelain inlay/onlays are custom-made and shaped to fit perfectly inside of a prepared tooth. The inlay/onlays is securely bonded to prevent further decay and stabilize the surrounding tooth structure, and it looks completely natural.
Benefits of Porcelain Onlays/Inlays
Dr. Thomas patients see a variety of benefits after choosing porcelain inlays/onlays to stabilize their teeth after tooth decay. Some of the great benefits include:
- Tooth restoration that is colored perfectly to match the existing tooth
- Feel and function just like your natural teeth
- Stain resistance
- Once bonded, add significant strength to the decayed tooth
- Very durable, made to last for years
How Do Porcelain Onlays/Inlays Differ from Composite Fillers?
A composite filling can be done in one office visit. A composite filling is made of a putty-like resin that is placed in a simple cavity and hardened with a special light or laser.
Porcelain inlays/onlays are hard custom-made inserts that are usually placed in larger cavities and areas where there is less tooth structure. They are cemented in place to stop further decay, stabilize the surrounding structure and look like your natural teeth. Similar to porcelain crowns and dental implants, porcelain inlays/onlays are specially fit to your mouth.
How Does Porcelain Onlays/Inlays Work?
Placing your inlays and onlays requires two brief, comfortable office visits. During your first visit, the health of your teeth is assessed and any old filling material and decay are removed.Dr. Thomas will take a precise impression of the tooth and send it to the dental laboratory along with the appropriate color selection. Your inlay or onlays is custom-crafted for a perfect fit.
While waiting for the restoration to return from the lab, a temporary restoration is placed on the tooth. During your second visit, the porcelain inlay/onlays is bonded securely and permanently to the tooth. Porcelain inlays/onlays do not require any special care beyond good oral hygiene.
How Much Do Porcelain Onlays/Inlays Cost?
The cost of porcelain inlays/onlays varies depending on the size and breadth of treatment. Policies vary greatly, but some dental insurance companies cover the cost of porcelain inlays/onlays. More information on the cost of porcelain inlays/onlays is available after your consultation.
Smile Envy Dental Group provides financing through CareCredit® as an option to minimize any expenses that insurance does not cover. We also offer online payment options for your convenience.
Residents of Smyrna, Vinings, and surrounding communities in Atlanta are overjoyed with the benefits of porcelain inlays/onlays. Contact Smile Envy Dental Group to schedule a consultation today and learn how Dr. Thomas can bring your smile back to life!