Inlays & Onlays
The Alternative to Metal Fillings
Inlays and Onlays are used to restore the structure of your natural tooth after tooth decay or structural damage. These indirect fillings are manufactured in a dental lab before being placed and permanently bonded onto your tooth or teeth. Inlays and onlays require a second dental appointment. However, thanks to modern dentistry and the remarkable CEREC, you can have an inlay or an onlay in a single dental appointment using CAD/CAM dentistry available from Dr. Ben Wang and his team from Centerport Dental.
Inlays and Onlays are used if the damage or decay is too large for a filling, but not large enough for a dental crown. Unlike conventional dental fillings, inlays and onlays will not weaken the structure of your tooth. In fact, inlays and onlays can actually strengthen the tooth or teeth.
Did you know…
…that unlike standard fillings, inlays and onlays do NOT weaken the tooth structure, but actually strengthens it? After the procedure, the tooth can bear up to 50 to 75 percent more chewing force.
Benefits of Inlays and Onlays
People who have too much damage for a filling, but really don’t need a crown are the best candidates for inlays and onlays. Inlays and onlays allow Dr. Ben to be more conservative when it comes to keeping the original structure of your tooth or teeth.
Get an Inlay in 1 Visit!
Dr. Ben Wang and his team from Centerport Dental are preferred CEREC® providers and have the capabilities to restore and repair your tooth or teeth in a single dental appointment. The entire process takes about two hours eliminating the need for temporary restorations. CEREC® also eliminates those messy dental molds or impressions.
State-of-the-Art Dental Technology
Using the most advanced dental technology available is just as important as staying up-to-date on the latest treatment techniques. Most popular among them are the digital imaging devices as well the computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacture (CAM) systems that have completely revolutionized techniques for replacing missing teeth and fabrication of dental restorations.
Our downtown Portland dental office is dedicated to providing you with the safest and most convenient treatment options available by utilizing advanced digital technology in our practice. This is great for our patients as it provides a more faster, more comprehensive experience instead of resorting to older, more invasive techniques.