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Restorative Dentist Orlando FL - Inlays & Onlays

Inlays and onlays can be made of porcelain or gold. These pieces are bonded to the damaged area of the tooth. An inlay (which is similar to a filling) is used inside the cusp tips of the tooth. An onlay is a more substantial reconstruction, similar to the inlay, but extending out over one or more of the cusps of the tooth. Traditionally, gold has been the material of choice for inlays and onlays. In recent years, however, porcelain has become increasingly popular due to its color. Gold is still the standard for strength and durability, and can usually be designed to be invisible. Dr. Ward will discuss your conditions and make recommendations as to what material will best serve your needs.

For home care and maintenance of your inlay or onlay, see our Dental Home Care Section.