While we can usually repair minor cavities or other damage with composite bonding, there are times your teeth need a little more TLC to get them back in shape. That’s when your Galesburg dentist may talk to you about porcelain inlays and onlays. If you have a bit of extra decay or damage, but it isn’t quite extensive enough to need a crown, inlays and onlays can repair, strengthen, restore, and beautify your teeth efficiently and effectively.
Inlays are ideal for instances when the cusps or points of the teeth are undamaged and healthy. The inlay is placed inside the cusps and covers only the inside surface of the tooth.
Onlays cover one or more cusps, but not the entire tooth.
Here’s the really good news: Because Dr. Krech wants all of your dentistry to be as convenient as possible, he can often create your dental inlays and onlays right here in our office for same-day repairs! That’s right! With CEREC, the same technology The Dental Group of Galesburg uses for CEREC same-day crowns, we can measure, design, create, and place your advanced restorations in about the same time it takes to place a composite filling.