If you have a tooth that is not damaged enough to require a dental crown, but the damage is more extensive than a regular filling can repair, our team at The Art of Dentistry may suggest an onlay restoration. Onlays are often referred to as partial crowns or indirect fillings. They are used to restore decay or damage that affects both the inner portion of the tooth’s surface and the cusp, or elevated surface. Onlays are made from impressions of your smile after decay has been removed. Dr. Williams makes our custom onlays from porcelain, a strong ceramic material that can be matched to your natural smile. Once created, the porcelain onlay is ensured for fit and then permanently cemented into place.
Dental onlays in Davison, Michigan, have many advantages. With onlays, less of your original tooth structure is removed in the preparation process. They are also long lasting and look beautiful. If you would like to learn whether a porcelain onlay is a viable option to restore your smile, we welcome you to call or visit our dental office today. We would be glad to schedule a consultation between you and our dentists. We look forward to helping your smile.