CEREC Inlays and Onlays

Inlays and onlays represent an excellent way to restore teeth with small to moderate decay.

The Solution:

Decay is removed and the tooth is prepared for scanning. Once scanned, a 3 dimensional image is created of the prepared tooth and an inlay is designed in our CEREC machine to fit precisely into the cavity. Once designed, the inlay or overlay is expertly milled from a block of porcelain. This inlay or onlay is then cemented into the prepared surface of the tooth.

An inlay covers only one or two surfaces of the tooth and is used to restore a small amount of decay. An onlay actually covers one or more cusps (the chewing surface of the tooth.)


CEREC porcelain offers a fine alternative to other tooth restoration materials. Made to perfectly match the shade and shape of your teeth, it’s durable, it’s strong, and it’s virtually undetectable.

CEREC porcelain is the most tooth like material we have with regards to it’s wear and durability characteristics. This means it is unlikely to wear the opposing teeth as do some other porcelains. This makes it the best long-term restorative material we can offer you.

CEREC inlays and onlays are incredibly strong due to the fact that they are milled from a solid block of ceramic. This protects the tooth from fracturing and actually strengthens the tooth. In addition, CEREC inlays and onlays fit almost perfectly into the prepared surface of the tooth, reducing the size of the seam between the restoration and the tooth. This helps keep decay from eventually occurring under the restoration.