What You Need To Know About Inlays and Onlays…

by Dr. Max Zaslavsky

Inlays and Onlays - Dentist Fort LauderdalePorcelain Inlays and Onlays are a superior substitute to the regular filling. Whereas a regular composite filling is made of a plastic material that is hardened directly in the mouth by an ultraviolet light, the porcelain inlay/onlay is made of pressable porcelain that has the same flexile strength as enamel. The cosmetics of the porcelain inlay/onlay is far superior as well.

Over time the “white fillings” will yellow versus the porcelain which will always keep that life and nature cosmetics of the natural tooth. Strength is also key. Pressable porcelain is far stronger because it is made in a lab with a technician developing countours in a sterile environment. This by far differs from a composite filling that has to be shaped in the mouth where we have to be more conscious of isolating the area from the patient’s saliva.

You have to think of a porcelain inlay or onlay sort of like a piece of a puzzle. The dentist drills out the affected area of the tooth that needs to be removed. We then take an impression and make a temp just like a patient who would come in for a crown. The lab tech then makes the restoration in his or her lab. When returned, it is bonded into place like a piece of a puzzle. The cement is cleaned off and you have a stronger porcelain restoration that can mimic nature far better than that of a regular white filling.

Dr. Max Zaslavsky is a dentist in Fort Lauderdale. His office accepts emergencies and is equipped with the latest technology to provide a better patient experience. When Dr. Max is not working with patients, or continuing his professional development, he enjoys watching a Marlins game, going to the gym and attending live music events in the South Florida area.

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Max Zaslavsky DMD

Dentist in Fort Lauderdale
6451 N. Federal Highway, Ste. 129 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
Latitude: 26.2075996 Longitude: -80.10801679999997
Phone: (954) 491-3544