Feb 20, 2014
Porcelain inlays or onlays are used as an alternative to amalgam fillings and also large composite resins. The benefits for the placement of an inlay or onlay are firstly the porcelain is a tooth coloured material. It looks very natural and blends in with the rest of your teeth. Secondly porcelain is a strong, extremely durable material. It provides the strength needed to protect the teeth that come under substantial pressure due to chewing and grinding.
At Adelaide Cosmetic Dentistry the placement of porcelain (ceramic) fillings can be done in a single visit using a Cerec 4.0 computer. The ceramic used for these inlays has hardness similar to your natural tooth; therefore it doesn’t cause excessive wear of the opposite teeth.