Are you looking for an attractive, long-lasting tooth repair? Do you have a large cavity and are worried the tooth might crack? Are you looking to replace old silver fillings? If so, then dental inlays and onlays might be perfect for you. These ceramic fillings are the most attractive and longest-lasting fillings available. They can strengthen decayed teeth, and are ideal to replace metal fillings. In addition, they conserve more natural tooth material than dental crowns. And with our CEREC machine, we can make them in a single visit.
Would you like to learn more about these advanced fillings? Please call (610) 272-0828 today for an appointment with Blue Bell cosmetic dentist Dr. Ken Siegel at Dental Excellence of Blue Bell.
What Are Dental Inlays and Onlays?
Inlays and onlays are restorations that are fitted to a cavity in a tooth and bonded in place. As a very experienced cosmetic dentist, Dr. Siegel uses porcelain inlays and onlays made from a very durable material that he will perfectly match to the color of your natural teeth.
For larger cavities, inlays and onlays are stronger and more durable than a regular filling. They may be used to restore a broken tooth, to replace an existing large filling or when the damage is not severe enough to require a crown.
One-Visit, Natural-Looking Dental Inlays and Onlays with CEREC Technology
CEREC stands for CERamic REConstruction. Dr. Siegel has vast experience creating CEREC dental crowns, onlays and inlays and has hundreds of satisfied patients.
In the past, tooth-colored filling material was not durable enough to withstand the tremendous biting forces required by back teeth, which limited cosmetic dentistry to front teeth restorations. The CEREC system allows us to create beautiful tooth-colored inlays and onlays both for front and back teeth that match the color and appearance of the rest of your teeth. It creates the same translucence, color and brilliance of your natural healthy teeth and can be custom-made and placed in one visit!
Dr. Siegel recommends CEREC restorations due to their durability; typically CEREC restorations he has seen, even after several years, are in the same condition as when they were first placed.
Many people are concerned about their old fillings and are having them replaced. Dr. Siegel can remove and replace your old “silver’ fillings with dental inlays and onlays, restoring your teeth to their natural beauty. Besides being an undetectable tooth-color, the composite materials used for onlays and inlays is far superior to the old amalgam fillings. The final result is as strong as the natural tooth.