An onlay restoration is a custom made filling made of composite material, gold, or tooth-colored porcelain. Central Park Dentistry specializes in onlay restoration for patients in NYC. An onlay is sometimes also referred to as a partial crown. It is made by a professional dental laboratory and is permanently cemented onto the tooth by one of our dental experts.
Onlays can be utilized to conservatively repair teeth that have large defective fillings or have been damaged by decay or trauma. Onlays are an ideal alternative to crowns (caps) because less tooth structure is removed in the preparation of onlays.
As with most dental restorations, onlays are not always permanent and may someday require replacement. They are highly durable and will last many years, giving you a beautiful long lasting smile.
Reasons for onlay restorations:
- Broken or fractured teeth.
- Cosmetic enhancement.
- Decayed teeth.
- Fractured fillings.
- Large fillings.
What does getting an onlay involve?
An onlay procedure usually requires two appointments. Your first appointment will include taking several highly accurate impressions (molds) that will be used to create your custom onlay and a temporary restoration.
What are the benefits onlays?
Onlays have a natural tooth color that makes them virtually invisible compared to metal fillings.
Onlays will not expand or contract based on temperature like metal fillings.
Onlays can last up to thirty years, longer than any other type of filling.
Two visits are required for the placements of inlays at Central Park Dentistry’s NYC clinic. In the first visit, our staff will take an impression of your tooth, which will be sent to a lab to create the permanent inlay or onlay. Before you leave, our doctors will fit your tooth with a temporary onlay to keep the tooth protected between visits. During your second visit, your temporary onlays will be removed and will be replaced with the permanent inlays received from the lab.
To learn more about only restoration in NYC, please contact Central Park Dentistry to receive more information by filling out the contact form.