Over time, teeth incur natural wear and tear which results in concerns associated with their health and viable structure, weakening its ability to function.
A popular procedure is to replace existing metal fillings or cover large cavities with porcelain inlays and onlays. These porcelain restorations will take your existing teeth, repair and reshape them, restoring their natural original appearance or even improving their natural shape.
Long gone are the days where a cavity or structural issues in your teeth means having to suffer with an ordinary metal filling. Instead, technological improvements have allowed us to create custom-made fillings that will perfectly match the original shade and shape of your natural teeth, so it appears as if your problem never really existed.
At the same time, these improvements have greatly advanced the strength of fillings and can even prevent future dental problems.
Porcelain inlays and onlays can assist with repairing structural damage that renders a tooth weak and vulnerable to future damage. They can also help to mend small cracks, weaknesses, or fractures that could lead to breaks or complete tooth loss. Porcelain inlays and onlays are the next step after a composite filling, in the event the decay or the cavity is too large to hold in your standard composite, tooth colored filling. With porcelain inlays and onlays, we aim to salvage and preserve the greatest amount of tooth mass possible.
Regardless of which option best suits your needs, there are some distinct advantages to porcelain inlays and onlays when compared to more antiquated dental treatments. These benefits include:
At the NY Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, we are dedicated to helping you enhance your beautiful smile while preserving as much of your natural tooth mass and color as possible. So, if you are unhappy with your existing fillings, need a filling for a large space, or simply want to explore your options, feel free to contact our experts today.
For over 40 years, our team has worked hand-in-hand with thousands of patients across the country to help build lasting smiles we are proud of! Our office is located on the Upper East Side, and our team is happy to assist you today in English, Spanish, Russian, Hebrew, Albanian, and Serbian-Croatian and Korean.
Ready to Smile Again? Learn more or schedule a consultation today! Call us at 212-288-4455.