Porcelain Onlays at Dove Holistic Dental Centre

Wherever possible, at Dove Holistic Dental Centre, we will use a porcelain onlay as an alternative treatment to a crown.

As well as looking good, they preserve more of your tooth tissue than a crown and therefore help your teeth stay healthy for longer. They also involve less drilling!

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What is a porcelain onlay?

Described simply, a porcelain onlay is a piece of porcelain that has been cut very precisely to fit the gap or hole in your tooth. The onlay is then glued into place using a special adhesive.

When is an onlay useful?

Porcelain onlays are perfect to use when the hole in your tooth is too large for a filling and the remaining tooth needs to be protected from fracture.

What makes porcelain onlays so good?

There are still a lot of situations where a crown will be the best course of treatment for your tooth. But for those situations where a porcelain onlay is the best way forwards, there are three major reasons why this is good news for your tooth:

  • Compared with fitting a crown (where you have to chop away a lot of healthy tooth in order to put the crown in place) an onlay keeps as much of your healthy tooth tissue alive and intact for as long as possible. An onlay will therefore keep your options open for treatments in later years.
  • Porcelain onlays also involve less drilling. This means that side effects and complications are far less likely than when fitting a crown.
  • Porcelain onlays also have good looks on their side.
Porcelain onlays are just one of the fantastic techniques we have available to keep your teeth healthy and transform your smile.