We offer dental inlays and onlays in Calgary, Alberta, to repair damage to your teeth. Dr. Nathalie Dowsett uses inlays and onlays to provide a well-fitted, strong, and long-lasting reparative solution for those who have tooth damage. Inlays are similar to fillings and lie within the cusps (raised points) of the tooth. Onlays repair a larger amount of the tooth and can be used to repair one or more cusps on the tooth. This is a strong and stable option that can be used to strengthen weak teeth when a dental crown is not necessary.
The process of installing an inlay or onlay involves our dentist making impressions of the tooth. In most cases, we can utilize CEREC® same-day restoration technology to complete the restoration in just one visit to our office. Your restoration will be made of porcelain, which is a tooth-colored material that will give you a natural-looking result. If you would prefer, your inlay or onlay can be made of gold. When the inlay or onlay is ready, it will be checked and adjusted to the appearance of your smile and the fit of your bite. The restoration will then be bonded to the tooth, giving you a full and complete smile and saves precious enamel from being removed permanently.
We invite you to schedule an appointment now to see if inlays and onlays are the right restoration for you!