Highly Esthetic And Functional Tooth Restorations

At the Atlanta Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, you will experience a completely different level of care and service – and an experience that is far superior to any earlier dental experience you may have had – you will be pampered at every phase of treatment.

In tooth restorations, we want to ensure the maximum amount of natural tooth structure is retained – it is healthier for you. Porcelain inlays and onlays are a more conservative alternative to placing dental crowns. Porcelain inlays and onlays are stronger, longer-lasting solution for tooth decay. These restorations have great advantages from both an aesthetic and functional point of view.

What are Dental Inlays and Onlays?

Inlays and onlays can treat tooth decay or other structural damage that is too extensive for dental fillings to resolve properly. Dental fillings are molded into place within your tooth in a dental visit, but inlays and onlays are fabricated at our dental lab before being fitted and bonded to the damaged tooth by your cosmetic dentist.

Dental Inlays

The beauty of dental inlays is that the natural tooth structure is retained and strengthened. Tooth colored porcelain material is custom-fabricated to fill a larger area within a damaged tooth – too large to be protected with a tooth-colored filling. We take a conservative approach to cosmetic dentistry and try to preserve as much natural tooth structure as possible. Dental inlays may be a better option than a crown, depending upon the condition of the tooth to be restored. Rather than placing an entire crown over the tooth, a special, larger filling is custom-manufactured to perfectly fit within the damaged tooth. These restorations strengthen a weakened tooth and appear perfectly natural.

Dental Onlays

Dental onlays are restorations that are both within the tooth and onto the chewing surface. These are larger custom restorations that function beautifully, look natural, and are one of the most effective ways to protect a damaged tooth. Dental onlays are one way to restore a tooth so it is strong and functions like a natural tooth.

The Benefits of Inlays and Onlays

If we advise you that a porcelain inlay or onlay will be a superior way to treat a damaged tooth, it is due to the benefits:

  • Perfect fit: These custom-created restorations make it possible to restore a tooth without placing a crown and protect more of your natural tooth structure.
  • Tooth-colored: The inlay or onlay will appear to be your natural tooth, and do not discolor with time.
  • Conservative: Protecting the maximum amount of natural tooth is important to the long term health of your teeth and gums.
  • Easy to clean: Inlays and onlays are simple to clean, as they are within the tooth structure or covering the chewing surface, rather than the sides. Simply brush and floss as normal.
  • Strong and long-lasting: If you have a weakened tooth structure, inlays and onlays make it possible to stabilize the weakened area so the tooth does not suffer further damage.

Why Choose Atlanta Center for Cosmetic Dentistry for Dental Onlays or Inlays?

It is almost impossible to imagine looking forward to a dental appointment – but our patients do. Why? We have created a new type of dental office where the experience is positive, relaxing, and where we indulge and pamper our patients. Rather than a cold, clinical environment, you will be relaxing in comfort in our luxury surroundings, experiencing custom massage, and every added amenity that makes the journey to healthy teeth and gums actually enjoyable.

Beyond our luxurious, comfort-filled environment, we are proud to be known as the premier cosmetic dentistry practice in Atlanta. Dr. Debra Gray King is known throughout the cosmetic dentistry field, and often lectures others in her field on the latest advances in full mouth restoration. You can be completely confident that your inlay or onlay will be performed by a true artist in the field of cosmetic dentistry.

Request an Appointment
Schedule Online
Bitnami