Mangat Dental Center in San Jose
What are Inlays and Onlays?
Inlays or Onlays are gold fillings used to fill a cavity in a tooth. They are used as a dental restorative material to return the function and integrity of a tooth after it has lost structure due to cavities or other degradation.
They can also be made with another material other than gold, such as silver or porcelain.
What are the benefits of Inlays and Onlays?
Compared to tooth-colored fillings, inlays and onlays offer superior durability. Gold inlays and onlays are usually considered the most durable, lasting 20 years or more, but they are also the most costly and take longer to complete. However, because they do not offer a natural appearance, they are used less often than tooth-colored fillings.
However, for patients seeking a natural appearance, Mangat Dental Center specializes in providing superior porcelain Inlays and Onlays!
Porcelain inlays and onlays are a great choice for patients seeking high durability and strength compared to tooth-colored fillings while maintaining an exceptional natural appearance.
How long do Inlays and Onlays take?
It depends on how many inlays or onlays are being done, but a gold filling generally takes around 45 minutes, while a porcelain inlay or onlay will take 45 minutes to 1-1/2 hour. The entire treatment will usually take one to two visits.
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