Porcelain Inlays are used to repair larger tooth defects with special tooth matched ceramics
Porcelain inlays and onlays are fillings made of porcelain that fit into or onto the tooth by our fully trained cosmetic dentist in Belfast.
- They are used for larger cavities, when there is not enough tooth structure to predictably support a composite filling.
- Porcelain inlays or onlays take 2 visits to complete. At the first visit the decay or old filling is painlessly removed and an impression is taken of the tooth.
- A temporary filling is placed. Our dental laboratory master ceramicist then creates a beautiful custom made porcelain inlay or onlay from the impression.
- At the second visit, 1-2 weeks later, the porcelain inlay or onlay, which fits exactly to the tooth, is bonded to the tooth structure.
The big advantage of porcelain inlays or onlays is that they are that they are very durable, lasting up 30 years.