If decay damages the chewing surface of a molar, you may need more than a simple dental filling to restore that tooth. If a filling isn’t enough to repair the damage, but a full dental crown isn’t needed, Dr. James Tasto may recommend an inlay or an onlay instead.
An inlay is a custom-designed and fabricated ceramic restoration that is bonded within the center of the tooth
An onlay is a custom-designed and fabricated restoration that extends over the edge of the damaged tooth
Instead of taking multiple days to create our inlays and onlays in an off-site dental lab, the Scripps West Dental team fabricates your customized solutions right in our office using our CEREC machine. This computer-aided manufacturing technology designs and crafts custom inlays and onlays just for you in one single visit.
Call our Mira Mesa Dental Office to learn more about this conservative treatment and take the first steps to a healthier, pain-free mouth.