Porcelain inlays and onlays: Metal free and tooth coloured
These are indirect restorations which means they are made outside of the mouth in the dental laboratory. This is the preferred option to restore a tooth when there’s a lack of healthy tooth structure to support a filling.
This process is more conservative than crown and the restorations are The process is more conservative on regards to maintaining healthy tooth structure and the restorations are more long lasting than fillings.
Dr. Kathrin recommends this if there is one or more missing cusps on any chewing surface of a tooth.
This is a 2 stage process. During the first visit, the tooth is prepared, impressions, shade and a bite are taken. A temporary is cemented in situ. The impression is then sent off to the dental laboratory where a porcelain replacement is made for you.
During your second appointment the porcelain will be tried in and if it fits well, it will be bonded onto the tooth.