What Is a Dental Onlay?
An Onlay is a partial crown that allows for the preservation of your precious enamel. It is a jig-saw piece of porcelain that is required when a filling (patch) isn’t strong enough to protect the integrity of the tooth. Onlays are technically more demanding than a full coverage crown and the dentist is compensated less for working harder. Dr. Garza cuts less and will preserve as much of your enamel as possible.
Benefits of Onlays
Unlike traditional fillings which can decrease the strength of the natural tooth, Onlays can increase it’s strength. Onlays are also a long lasting solution, as they often last anywhere between 10 to 30 years. A dentist may choose to use an Onlay as an alternative to a crown on a tooth that does not have extensive damage.
Dental Onlay Procedure
The CEREC Dental Onlay procedure is conservative and done in one visit. The Onlay is designed right in front of you and fits accurate to 10 microns! A hair is 60 microns. Your Onlays will never be cemented here. Cement is cheap and breaks down at 6 years. Our CEREC Onlays are bonded. Bonding is expensive but will increase the longevity of your Onlay 2 to 3 fold. Onlays are amazing and simple. We want only the best for you. No one in Arizona has done more CEREC Onlays than Dr. Garza.