One-Day Porcelain Onlays from Yamamoto and Lee Family Dentistry

CEREC ONE-DAY PORCELAIN ONLAYS

Yamamoto & Lee Family Dentistry, Roseville CA

WHAT ARE CEREC PORCELAIN ONLAYS?

What is an onlay? Dentists use onlays to fix badly broken down or weakened teeth in the back of your mouth.  Sometimes, back teeth have cusps which are broken, decayed or cracked to the point where a filling will no longer adequately fix it.  Crowns and onlays can properly fix these teeth because they are made outside the mouth where we can use stronger materials.

WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CROWNS AND ONLAYS?

The difference between crowns and onlays is that crowns cover the entire visible part of the tooth, all the way to the gumline.  But onlays cover only the broken or weakened parts of the tooth.  The advantage of doing an onlay is that more of your natural tooth is left intact.  We make onlays using either gold or porcelain.

 

CEREC ONLAYS VS GOLD ONLAYS

Compared to gold onlays, Cerec onlays are much more esthetic- they look like natural teeth! Usually porcelain, being a type of glass, is more brittle and susceptible to breaking than gold.  In order to minimize breaking, we meticulously bond them to the teeth so they can be strengthened and supported by the remaining tooth structure.  Because of this, studies show the success rate of Cerec onlays are comparable to gold.

 

CAN CEREC BE USED TO MAKE FULL CROWNS?

Yes it can!  E.max is a much stronger porcelain which now has a good enough track record behind it that we are using it for full crowns.  It is a good option for restoring back teeth, except in cases with extreme chewing forces.  They take a bit longer to make, but they can still be completed in one visit.

HOW ARE ONE-DAY CEREC PORCELAIN ONLAYS MADE?

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Cerec one-day porcelain onlays are made using CAD-CAM technology.

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An infrared camera takes 3D pictures of the tooth, both before and after it is prepared for the onlay.

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Our dentists then design the onlay on the Cerec computer. (In many offices with this technology, the assistants design the onlays.)

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The computer then wirelessly directs a milling machine to cut the onlay from a solid block of porcelain. Since this can all be done in the office, Cerec onlays can be completed in one visit, with no need for a temporary restoration.

BEFORE AND AFTER IMAGES

BEFORE treatment by Yamamoto & Lee

AFTER treatment by Yamamoto & Lee

BEFORE treatment by Yamamoto & Lee

AFTER treatment by Yamamoto & Lee

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Yamamoto & Lee Family Dentistry  |  916-783-5241  |  2416 Professional Dr., Roseville, CA 95661

Serving Roseville, Granite Bay, Rocklin, Citrus Heights, Lincoln, & the Greater Sacramento Area