What is an Onlay/ Inlay?
Ceramic Onlays and Inlays are used when a restoration is too big for a filling but not so seriously damaged that it requires a crown. They are often used to strengthen the side of a tooth that has been compromised by decay or damage or to reinforce a back molar against the crushing forces exerted on it through regular biting and chewing.
Prices for a Ceramic Onlay/Inlay
Prices for a Ceramic Onlay/Inlay: 550 – 650 $
What is the procedure?
During the first appointment, your dentist prepares the tooth by removing any tooth decay. Once the tooth is prepared, an impression is made of the tooth’s structure and then sent to a dental laboratory. Since it may take up to a week to create an onlay/inlay, your dentist will place a temporary dental filling to preserve the tooth. During the second dental visit, the temporary filling is removed and the dental onlay/inlay is cemented onto the tooth.