CAD/CAM Inlays and Onlays and Their Advantages

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Inlays and onlays provide long-lasting, aesthetically pleasing restorations for teeth with severe decay or damage, but multiple appointments are necessary for their conventional forms. In many cases, patients can instead get CAD/CAM inlays and onlays from Dr. Ben Amini and Associate dentists at CitiDent.

CAD/CAM restorations are designed and produced through a computerized mechanical process. To begin, our San Francisco dentist takes images of the teeth from many angles using a special device. The resulting images are sent to a computer to be turned into an instructional program that an on-site milling machine can use.

The convenience of a single appointment is a primary advantage of CAD/CAM inlays and onlays. After waiting less than an hour, patients have their new restorations placed. However, these new inlays and onlays also have other advantages. For example, their ultra-precise design ensures the most comfortable and natural-looking results possible.

Inlays and onlays made through the CAD/CAM process are checked for a precise fit before being permanently bonded into place. With proper care, these restorations can last decades for patients.

Schedule a consultation with our dentist to learn more about CAD/CAM restorations and to find out if you qualify for inlays and onlays made this way.