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By Herndon Dental Arts
January 19, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Inlays   Onlays   CEREC Process  

Do you have a filling that is so large you worry about the tooth cracking? At Herndon Dental Arts, your dentist, Dr. Taraneh Zand, and Dr. Valla Grayeli offer seamless and durable inlays and onlays. Also called partial crowns, these all-porcelain restorations strengthen compromised teeth and beautify them simultaneously. Get one in a single visit at our Herndon, VA, office.

The amazing CEREC process

CEREC is the abbreviation for Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramic. What it means for you and your Herndon, VA, dentist is a real full or partial ceramic crown in just hours--not days.

Dr. Zand uses visual inspection, X-rays, and digital impressions to determine what treatment would best restore your tooth. For many patients, an inlay or onlay does the trick, replacing a large, unsightly filling with a restoration that is tooth-colored and bonded seamlessly to your remaining healthy enamel.

CAD/CAM design and manufacturing processes, along with digital impressions, allow Dr. Zand to design and create your partial crown right in the treatment room. An inlay is a ceramic restoration which bonds between the cusps, or corners, of a back tooth. An onlay--also fully ceramic--bonds over decayed and broken cusps, giving you a chewing surface that bites well with the opposite arch of teeth.

Advantages of inlays and onlays

  1. You reinforce a failing tooth and dramatically improve its appearance.
  2. You receive your partial crown in under two hours. There's no dental lab, unpleasant temporary crowns, or messy oral impression putty and trays.
  3. Inlays and onlays require little to no enamel resurfacing. Dr. Zand simply removes the old filling and shapes the enamel to receive the partial crown.
  4. Bonding is quick, easy, and permanent.
  5. Dentists use inlays and onlays instead of full crowns whenever possible, says the American College of Prosthodontists. This conservative measure saves the patient money and natural tooth structure, too.
  6. Inlays and onlays last a decade or more when you brush and floss regularly and see Dr. Zand for a cleaning and examination every six months.

Your restored tooth

With a porcelain inlay or onlay from your dentist at Herndon Dental Arts, your tooth will look, act, and feel brand-new. Please call our Herndon, VA, office to learn more about partial crowns. Dr. Taraneh Zand specialized in today's most up-to-date diagnostics and restorations. Phone (703) 953-3307 today.