Services & Care

Posterior Porcelain Onlay

Porcelain onlays are highly aesthetic, porcelain restorations that are bonded on the prepared tooth to restore the beauty, strength and function of the tooth. Onlays are recommended when the size of a cavity is too large for a traditional filling to adequately restore the tooth, but not large enough to warrant covering the whole tooth with a crown. The procedure is similar to that of a crown, but is more conservative.

An impression is first taken of the tooth and then a temporary onlay is placed. The impression is then sent to a dental laboratory where the porcelain onlay is custom fabricated. Upon return, the tooth is cleansed and prepared for high-strength resin bonding of the onlay. The bite is then admusted and the restoration is polished.