At All Dental Tampa, our team of highly experienced dentists have helped several clients dealing with damaged or broken teeth through porcelain inlays and onlays. These onlays are very similar to metal fillings, but have greater aesthetic appeal. They are useful in strengthening the teeth structure and can replace damaged or old fillings.
The reason why porcelain inlays and onlays are called indirect fillings is because as opposed to traditional fillings which are done in the dentist’s office, these are developed in a clinical lab. At your second appointment the doctor will cement or bond the fillings to the tooth surface.