Porcelain onlays are used to repair a tooth with a large cavity or damage due to trauma. An onlay is a more extensive restoration than a standard filling and is fabricated outside of the mouth in a laboratory. At Dr. David Hakham, Dentist in Montebello, our dentist will take an impression of your tooth and send it to the laboratory, where the onlay will be created from porcelain. After your onlay is ready and the proper fit is determined, your dentist will permanently affix it to your tooth with dental cement. This treatment will strengthen and protect your teeth for many years to come.

The Procedure for Porcelain Onlays 

The onlay process begins with your cosmetic dentist preparing your tooth by removing decay and shaping the surface to accommodate the onlay. Once the tooth is prepared, an impression is taken and sent to our lab for fabrication. You will wear a temporary restoration while the onlay is being made. The dentist will remove the temporary at your next appointment and place your new onlay onto the prepared tooth. Your dentist will adjust the fit and polish the restoration before checking to ensure it is comfortable and functioning correctly. Onlays are solid restorations that can last for many years with proper oral hygiene and regular checkups at our dental office.

The Advantages of Porcelain Onlays

While an inlay is used to restore a tooth with damage limited to its biting surface, an onlay is used for more extensive restorations. If you have large fillings that need replaced or fractured teeth that result in decay extending to the cusp, your dentist may recommend an onlay. An onlay is much like a crown, but the treatment process is much less invasive than placing a crown and can allow your tooth to remain healthy for years to come. Compared to a traditional metal filling, an onlay can help strengthen your teeth and restore your smile while providing long-lasting results.

A porcelain onlay provides a natural-looking restoration while looking as natural as possible. Each of your teeth has unique contours, and an onlay can be fabricated to perfectly replicate your natural teeth, providing a seamless result for your smile. Because of its ability to closely match the shade and shape of your surrounding teeth, an onlay can restore your confidence in your appearance. 

An onlay is used to repair the tooth while protecting the healthy areas around it to ensure the procedure is minimally invasive. If you have a damaged tooth beyond repair, visit Dr. David Hakham, Dentist in Montebello, at 6451 Whittier Blvd, Montebello Los Angeles, CA 90022, or call (323) 728-0241 to learn more about the benefits of porcelain onlays.



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