There are times when damage or decay to a tooth requires more than a tooth-colored filling to restore it to health. In those instances, we may use a porcelain inlay, onlay or crown.

An inlay is a restoration that is used to repair damage inside the cusp of a tooth. An onlay is a larger restoration that is placed inside the cusp of the tooth and extends over one or more sides of the tooth. A crown covers the entire tooth.

Inlays, onlays and crowns are tooth-colored and are undetectable in your smile. They also increase tooth strength up to 75% and can last from 10 to 30 years.

My parents go here and I have been a patient at Avery and Meadows for as long as I can remember. I like the staff; they are all nice and know what they’re talking about. Even when I needed lots of cavities repaired, they were very careful with me. I had too many cavities to do them all at once and had to come in several times, but I was always comfortable. I had about three done each time and each visit took about an hour. I used to not like my teeth but now I do! I think they look a lot better.