Porcelain onlays and advanced technology can maximize patient comfort and convenience in Wake Forest
While many dentists use crowns to restore a tooth that is too damaged to be repaired with a simple filling, Dr. Suh’s porcelain onlays in Wake Forest are a more conservative means to the same end. Dr. Suh can also prepare, create, and place onlays in a single visit with CEREC technology.
Choices for every patient
Ideally, dental materials will not be needed to build up a damaged tooth because your mouth won’t suffer from damage in the first place. The dental team works with you to prevent cavities, or stop areas of decay from becoming worse. As decay worsens, it takes a toll on your mouth and quality of life. More extensive and costly procedures are needed to restore the tooth.
Should you require treatment for decay, a filling may suffice when modest tooth structure has been lost. If a substantial amount of structure needs to be restored, the dentist may suggest an onlay. Filling a very large cavity or area of decay can leave your tooth vulnerable to future infection and fractures, because the integrity of the tooth is threatened.
Treatment: What to expect
Onlays are known as partial crowns for good reason. Durable and beautiful porcelain is used to build up only those damaged areas. A full-coverage crown involves reshaping existing tooth structure and fitting porcelain over that remaining structure to “cap” the tooth.
Thanks to advanced in-house technologies, you can restore your tooth in a single visit. CEREC allows the dental team to design and fabricate an onlay while you wait. By using software and an onsite milling machine, these and other types of restorations including full-coverage crowns can be produced onsite.
Dr. Suh’s approach to restorations retains healthy tooth structure, and in-house technology eliminates the need for second appointments. Call 919 556 6200 to find out more.