Onlays are the conservative natural tooth restoration.
Fillings are made of plastic and are used to repair a void in the tooth. Crowns are made of porcelain, sometimes with metal, and completely cover the portion of the teeth above the gums.
Onlays can be used instead of traditional fillings to create a smooth, tooth-colored replacement of tooth structure lost to cavities.
Onlays made at Memorial Dentists are designed and custom fabricated using state-of-the-art CAD/CAM technology to perfectly match your tooth and bring it back to its natural strength. Onlays are made of porcelain and are more durable and last longer than plastic fillings and wear more like the natural enamel of the tooth.
Onlays can be taken care of completely in only one visit. Through CAD/CAM technology you avoid impressions, temporaries and return appointments.
Onlays look and feel like natural teeth. No metal. Onlays are a very durable and long term restoration and can last 15+ years.