Porcelain Onlays In Sacramento, CA

Porcelain Onlays In Sacramento, CA

Onlays are indirect fillings used to restore the tooth with severe damage of cusps in premolars and molars. Although Onlays are made using various materials, porcelain onlays are the best-suited for many patients. These restorations match the exact color of your teeth.

When do I need onlays?

  • We will recommend porcelain onlays in case of fractured, broken, or severely damaged teeth.
  • You may need to opt for this procedure if your large filling is repeatedly falling off or getting displaced and not fulfilling the purpose.
  • We also perform this procedure in combination with other treatments to improve the appearance of your smile.

How is the procedure performed?

The entire procedure requires two dental visits. We will examine and take an impression of your teeth during your first appointment to create your customized porcelain onlays in the dental lab.


If your teeth already have an old filling, we will remove the material. If your teeth are decayed or damaged, we will numb the area to remove the decay so that you won’t feel pain or discomfort. We will shape your teeth to fit the restoration properly. We may also use a temporary filling to protect your teeth until your second appointment takes place.



We will remove the temporary filling during your second visit and place the new porcelain onlay. We will cement it into place. At every step, we will ensure that the application is comfortable. We will also check your bite and make adjustments as required.

What are the advantages of onlays?

  • Porcelain Onlays have the same color as your natural teeth. This factor makes them a popular option over other materials.
  • They are a strong and durable restorative treatment. You may gain the functionality of your teeth right after the onlays are placed. Unlike fillings, they add strength to your teeth. If taken care of properly, Onlays last long.
  • Other restorative options like dental crowns may require us to remove a portion of your teeth for them to fit well. But it does not happen with porcelain onlay. This treatment option preserves the whole surface of your teeth.
  • Onlays are affordable and suitable for people with different dental concerns. They are also created using stain-resistant materials.
  • Onlays don’t expand and can be customized as the requirement of the patient.
Please reach out to our dental practice in Sacramento, CA, to consult with our dentists, Dr. Rollofson Porrino and Dr. Fouladi. Call Scripps Family Dental in Sacramento, CA at (916) 929-1156 or schedule an online consultation, and we’ll guide you further.
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