Tooth decay or damage to a tooth when left untreated can cause more problems like the damage extending to the whole tooth and the need for a root canal procedure. When detected and treated on time, restorative procedures like porcelain inlays and onlays can protect the tooth from further damage and can even strengthen the tooth.
At San Anselmo Family Dentistry we offer both inlay and onlay procedures. Inlays and onlay are both methods of treating teeth that have tooth decay and cavities. The difference between the two arises from the area of the tooth that is fitted with the restoration. Porcelain inlays and onlays are made to look exactly like natural teeth and once fitted, are completely unnoticeable.