Inlays and Onlays
When more than a third of a tooth’s biting surface is damaged, a dentist will often use an inlay or onlay. Large fillings on back teeth often require a stronger and properly contoured restoration, such as porcelain inlays or onlays. Dr. Platt creates them in the office while you wait and are bonded into place using a strong composite material so you leave the office with the new onlay only in 1 visit. Inlays and onlays protect teeth similarly as crowns, but conserve more natural tooth structure and are a better match to your tooth’s natural color. Dr. Platt uses a Holistic approach to restoring teeth called Biomimetics. This approach matches up dental materials that resemble the strength and make-up of each layer of the natural tooth. By re-building a tooth in this manner we come as close to the natural layering of a tooth as possible. This is the future of dentistry, Today!