278 Lafayette Road, Bldg. E, Portsmouth, NH 03801 (603) 351-9125
278 Lafayette Road, Bldg. E
Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 351-9125

Porcelain Inlays and Onlays

In certain cases porcelain inlays/onlays are used as alternative restorations to amalgam or tooth colored fillings. Porcelain inlays/onlays are individually fabricated pieces designed to precisely fit the excavated and prepared area of a tooth that has been damaged by decay or other injury. While an inlay is used to restore the central portion of a back tooth, an onlay is a larger restoration that extends out over one or more cusps of the tooth. In certain cases an onlay can cover and support enough tooth structure to avert the need for a full coverage dental crown.

Once the fit of the custom made porcelain inlay/onlay is checked, it is bonded to the underlying prepared tooth structure with a strong resin. Porcelain inlays/onlays can increase the strength of the tooth up to 75% and offer excellent stain resistance, as well as a natural appearance.

Office Hours

Monday:
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday:
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday:
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday:
By Appointment


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Dr. James D. Spivey, DDS, MS, PERIODONTIST
Dr. Juanita Fonseca, DDS, MS, ORTHODONTIST