Travelle Family Dentistry can complete your Onlay restorations in a single appointment!
Onlay's are unique restorations that restore large portions of an affected tooth, in a less invasive fashion than a traditional crown. With CEREC (CEramic REConstruction) technology, Dr. Travelle is able to take a virtual impression of the prepared tooth, and create the porcelain restoration right here in our office on the very same day.
CEREC onlay restorations restore your smile in a single setting. As well, patients enjoy the following benefits:
- Minimizes preparation process that maximizes existing tooth structure
- Restores a tooth without a full coverage crown
- CEREC onlay's fit more precisely than a lab-manufactured restoration
- Rebuilds tooth with little healthy enamel
- Eliminates the need for messy impressions
Every CEREC restoration is custom-milled using our on-site 3D technology and CEREC lab machine. The final onlay allows the tooth to function completely normal, as if the tooth had never been damaged! Onlay's are a great alternative treatment to crowns, as well as a great solution for teeth with cavities too large to fill.
What to expect from a CEREC onlay appointment:
At your visit, our team will numb the area that is to be treated, so that you will not experience any discomfort. After removing any damaged or decayed tooth structure, we will take a 3D virtual impression of the tooth. This image is electronically sent into our CEREC machine, which will then create a custom-shaded and shaped onlay to fit and match your tooth so that it blends right in with your smile. Once the milling is complete, we will permanently bond the onlay into place and you will be on your way!