When a patient’s tooth does not have enough remaining structure to support a dental filling but it is not damaged enough to need a dental crown, Dr. Orazio may recommend an inlay and onlay. They can be white or gold. Inlays and onlays are similar to fillings, but they are made in a dental laboratory. Because of this, two dental visits are required to place an inlay or an onlay. With inlays, the work lies entirely within the cusps on the chewing surface of the tooth. Onlays are more extensive and are sometimes called partial crowns. They cover one or more cusps on the chewing surface of the tooth.
For our patients who want the longest lasting, most conservative restoration available we recommend inlays and onlays. As a memeber of the prestigious Tucker Gold Study Club since 1996, Dr. Orazio has become an expert in providing gold restorations that are long lasting and still aesthetically pleasing.