Dr. Hollingsworth cares about your oral and overall health, and in place of metal restorations, she offers porcelain inlays and onlays. While metal fillings are unhealthy and can even crack, leaving your teeth vulnerable to bacteria, porcelain inlays and onlays are safe and durable. Metal Fillings can reduce tooth strength by up to 50 percent, compared to inlays and onlays that can increase your tooth strength by up to 75 percent!
Inlays and onlays are also a preferred restorative treatment because they’re more conservative and require less tooth removal when we’re trying to remove decay. Inlays and onlays also help to strengthen your damaged tooth, making it more durable and healthier than ever. Inlays fit inside the cusps or ridges in your teeth, while onlays go over the top of the cusps. If you’re interested in learning more about how porcelain inlays and onlays work, you should schedule a consultation with Dr. Hollingsworth. She’s happy to explore your needs and treatment options for you and your smile.