Ceramic onlays are excellent restorations that are often a better alternative than a full coverage crown. An onlay preserves natural tooth structure, which is always a better option to replace old amalgam fillings, large existing failed fillings or fractured teeth. These restorations are fabricated with state-of-the-art CAD-CAM Technology (Cerec) – usually in one office visit and many times with no second appointments to seat the restoration. Ceramic onlays actually bond and strengthen your tooth, unlike the old amalgam fillings.
An alternative to crowns, these restorations are state-of-the-art. Cerec technology gives us the ability to restore large existing failed fillings back to a beautiful life like result. These restorations are an excellent solution to safely replace old amalgam fillings or decay. Onlay restorations are usually completed in the same visit with no temporaries.
The restoration is natural looking because it is made of tooth-colored ceramic material. It’s metal-free–no silver fillings to discolor your smile! The ceramic material is compatible with tissue in your mouth and is high-grade, anti-abrasive and plaque-resistant. It allows us to be extremely precise and save more of the healthy part of your tooth.