Inlays and onlays are sometimes referred to as partial crowns. These partial crowns are utilized when there is still a healthy enamel portion of the tooth. An inlay or onlay is a like a puzzle piece that will be fitted into the remaining portion of the tooth to help increase its strength. This piece is usually crafted out of porcelain, but sometimes gold is used. We will make the determination as to which restoration will work best in your specific situation.
Using CAD/CAM Technology, this procedure can often be completed in a single visit. (See ‘Same Day Crowns’).