Onlays Chapel Hill NC

We frequently use an inlay or an onlay to reconstruct the architecture of the tooth when more than half of the biting surface is compromised.

What are dental onlays?

Onlays are attached to the tooth’s damaged area and constructed of porcelain or composite resin.

Gold has typically been the preferred material for inlays and onlays. But in recent years, porcelain has grown in popularity because of its durability and hue, which may be able to match the color of your teeth.

How are onlays made?

You only need one appointment to finish the onlays. The onlay is designed using CEREC technology for a flawless fit.

We will arrange you for roughly two hours if an onlay is recommended. This amount of time is sufficient to prepare, create, and bond the onlay to the tooth. We begin by removing the tooth’s affected area. Following the capture of digital photos of the prepared tooth, the onlay will be created digitally. The onlay is then polished and cemented to the tooth to complete the restoration.

Considerations for Onlays

When the remaining tooth structure is weak and a resin filling is unable to strengthen the tooth, onlays are employed. Onlays, on the other hand, which are bonded directly to the tooth using specific high-strength resins, actually strengthen a tooth so that it can perform normally. When a tooth defect, caused by decay or fracture, is significant, onlays will offer considerably superior support for the tooth. In many situations, onlays are a more conservative alternative to complete crowns.

Restore Your Teeth With Onlays

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Dental Anxiety and Phobia


Up to 75% of Americans have some level of dental phobia, and 20% choose not to get their teeth cleaned as a result. We want you to know that our top goal is making you feel safe and at ease while visiting our office. Dental phobias and anxieties can manifest in many different ways, and each person has different fears. Dental anxiety can range from minor to serious, and it frequently manifests as a generalized feeling of fear and dread when anticipating a forthcoming surgery.