Mid-Columbia Dental Offers Top Quality Restorations For Happy Smiles!
What are porcelain fillings?
Dental Inlays and Onlays are porcelain fillings that are alternatives to crowns. When a tooth is cracked, or an old amalgam filling is leaking or failing, an inlay or onlay is an ideal way to restore the tooth. Dentists used to have to grind teeth down to nubs and place crowns on teeth, but not anymore. At Mid-Columbia Dental we prefer to keep your teeth intact and restore only the unhealthy or unstable parts of your teeth.
Inlays and Onlays are more conservative than crowns for that reason, and they don’t result in that ugly gray line at the gum.
A tooth filling is only as good as its material. In the past, our ancestors tried using a variety of filling materials, including beeswax!
Should I get porcelain fillings?
Inlays and onlays are the ideal option for restoring broken, chipped or decayed teeth, as well as for all amalgam replacements. Mid-Columbia Dental’s goal is to make sure we are equipped to deliver inlays and onlays that look and feel great, just as we do for all of our procedures, for all of our patients. We’re seeing more and more offices offering same-day crowns. While the technology is improving rapidly, Mid-Columbia Dental has yet to find an option that produces the same high quality standards as our master ceramists do.