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Porcelain Inlays & Onlays

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Porcelain inlays and onlays in Austin are advanced restorative treatments. Sonrisas Dental Center offers tooth-colored inlays and onlays to effectively repair damaged teeth while preserving their natural structure. With durable and aesthetically pleasing porcelain, they ensure beautiful smiles and long-lasting results.

The Conservative Solution For Damaged Teeth

Porcelain inlays and onlays are innovative dental restorations designed to repair damaged or decayed teeth while preserving their natural structure. Inlays are custom-made to fit inside the grooves of the tooth, while onlays cover a larger portion of the tooth’s surface. At Sonrisas Dental Center, these durable and aesthetically pleasing porcelain restorations ensure optimal functionality, strength, and an attractive smile, providing a conservative approach to dental care.

Porcelain Inlays & Onlays Treat:

  • Damaged or decayed teeth
  • Fractured or chipped teeth
  • Moderate to large cavities
  • Teeth with old, failing restorations
  • Discolored or misshapen teeth

Porcelain Inlays vs. Onlays

Both porcelain inlays and onlays are effective restorative options, but they differ in the extent of tooth coverage. Inlays are used when the damage is within the tooth’s cusps, while onlays are ideal for more extensive damage, covering a larger portion of the tooth’s surface. Your dentist will recommend the most suitable option based on the specific condition of your tooth, ensuring optimal results for your oral health and aesthetics.

Inlays/Onlays vs. Dental Crowns

When it comes to restoring damaged teeth, both inlays/onlays and dental crowns serve vital roles. Inlays/onlays are conservative options, preserving more of the natural tooth structure, and ideal for moderate damage. On the other hand, dental crowns provide complete coverage, suitable for severely damaged or weakened teeth. While inlays/onlays are custom-made to fit within the tooth, crowns encase the entire tooth above the gumline.

Reasons To Get Porcelain Inlays & Onlays:

  • Preserve natural tooth structure
  • Durable and long-lasting
  • Aesthetically pleasing
  • Custom-made for a precise fit
  • Strengthen weakened teeth

How Porcelain Inlays & Onlays Are Placed

Step 1. Consultation & Treatment Planning
Your dental journey begins with a consultation with our dentist at Sonrisas Dental Center in Austin. During this visit, your dentist will assess your oral health, discuss your concerns, and determine if porcelain inlays or onlays are the right choice for you. Once it’s established that porcelain inlays or onlays are suitable for your needs, a personalized treatment plan will be developed. This plan considers the number of restorations required and addresses any other dental issues that may need attention.

Step 2. Tooth Preparation & Impression
Before placing the inlays or onlays, your dentist will gently prepare the affected tooth by removing any decay or damaged areas. The tooth will be cleaned, ensuring a clean and healthy foundation for the restoration. To create custom-fitted porcelain inlays or onlays, a precise digital impression of your prepared tooth will be taken. This eliminates the need for traditional messy impressions, providing more accurate results.

Step 3. Fabrication & Final Placement
We will create your porcelain inlays or onlays in a dental laboratory. Using the digital impression as a guide, we ensure the restorations perfectly fit the contours of your tooth and match your natural tooth color. Your dentist will carefully bond the inlays or onlays to your prepared teeth, ensuring a strong and seamless attachment. Any necessary adjustments will be made to ensure proper fit and bite alignment. Your dentist will also polish the restorations, providing a smooth and natural-looking finish.

Tips To Make Porcelain Inlays & Onlays Last Longer:

  • Maintain good oral hygiene
  • Avoid biting on hard objects
  • Wear a mouthguard during sports or teeth grinding
  • Schedule regular dental check-ups
  • Follow your dentist’s aftercare instructions
  • Avoid excessive consumption of staining agents like coffee and tobacco

Results: What To Expect

With porcelain inlays and onlays, you can expect natural-looking and durable restorations that seamlessly blend with your existing teeth. These custom-made restorations will effectively treat your damaged teeth, providing long-lasting strength and functionality. With proper care and regular dental check-ups, porcelain inlays and onlays can last for many years.

Side Effects & Recovery

After receiving porcelain inlays and onlays, you may experience mild sensitivity in the treated teeth, which should subside shortly. Thanks to the minimally invasive procedure, the recovery is typically smooth and requires little downtime. Be sure to follow your dentist’s post-operative instructions for optimal healing.

We Offer Same-Day Dental Restoration

At Sonrisas Dental Center, we understand the value of your time. That’s why we provide same-day dental restoration for certain cases of porcelain inlays and onlays. Using advanced CEREC technology, we can design, fabricate, and place your custom restorations in just one visit. With digital impressions and in-house milling, you can enjoy the convenience of immediate results, ensuring a beautifully restored smile without the need for multiple appointments.

Restore Damaged Teeth With Inlays/Onlays In Austin

Sonrisas Dental Center in Austin offers the perfect solution to restore damaged teeth with advanced porcelain inlays and onlays. Our skilled dentists ensure precision and aesthetics in each custom-made restoration, preserving your natural tooth structure while providing lasting strength. Don’t let dental issues affect your smile any longer; schedule a consultation, and discover the transformative benefits of porcelain inlays and onlays for a healthier smile.

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