Porcelain inlays and onlays are restorations used to repair back teeth that have suffered damage or decay.
Porcelain inlays and onlays can also be used to restore teeth that are chipped or cracked if the damage isn’t substantial enough to require a crown. Inlays are used to treat teeth that have damage on the cusps, or top projections, while onlays are used to treat teeth that have damage extending to more than one cusp. Whether you require inlays or onlays depends on where your specific tooth decay is located.
Porcelain inlays and onlays are more durable than metal alternatives and more pleasing to the eye since they resemble natural teeth in look and feel. Besides offering more resistant and aesthetically pleasing results than metal fillings, the customized nature of porcelain inlays and onlays allows Dr. Krasowski to bond them to the tooth surface, adding structural integrity and preventing bacteria from entering and forming decay.
Dr. Krasowski has years of experience using porcelain inlays and onlays to treat damaged teeth, as well as using porcelain inlays and onlays to replace metal fillings for those patients seeking a brighter, more natural smile.
If you would like to find out what porcelain inlays and onlays can do for your smile, contact Cosmetic Dentist, Dr. Krasowski today to schedule a consultation. While located in the Wausau area, Krasowski Dental conveniently serves the surrounding areas of Rhinelander, Stevens Point and Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.