Inlays and onlays are used to restore weak teeth, tooth cavities or damaged teeth. Charlotte dentist Dr. Richard Van Gurp uses tooth-colored material including porcelain for a virtually invisible restoration. Dr. Van Gurp also offers the convenience of same day treatment thanks to CEREC technology.
Inlay vs. Onlay
The main difference between an inlay and an onlay is the amount of coverage to the tooth.
- An inlay is basically a filling, placed within the cusps of the tooth.
- An onlay, also known as a partial crown, covers more of the biting surface.
About the Procedure
Traditionally, it would require two or more visits to place a porcelain filling. Dr. Van Gurp is pleased to be among a handful of Charlotte dentists using CEREC, a CAD/CAM technology that allows for the immediate fabrication and placement of inlays and onlays. This means you only have to make one visit to the dentist office and don’t have to deal with messy impressions and uncomforable temporary fillings.