Inlays & Onlays

Inlays & Onlays, The CEREC System


When a patient requires the replacement of large filling it has been necessary, in the past, to get a full crown. The CEREC System offers a more conservative option with inlays and onlays that fit in and on a tooth similar to a filling, yet they are much like a crown in durability and precision. Kell Dental Arts is happy to be one of the only providers authorized to use the CEREC technology in this area!

Inlays fit between cusps (the bumps on top of the teeth), while onlays fit over one or more cusps. These options allow a patient to retain more natural tooth structure and by using the CEREC System technology, we can create and place crowns in just one visit.

Not every situation is right for an inlay or onlay, but Dr. Kell will assess your problem and determine the best solution for you. During your visit, we will prepare your tooth by removing decay or old fillings and cleaning the area. We will take digital impressions and use the CEREC machine to create a custom inlay or onlay for you.

CEREC restorations are metal-free and will blend seamlessly with your natural tooth color. Once the restoration has been fabricated, we will cement your final inlay or onlay into position. After final polishing and modifications to ensure proper bite alignment, you'll enjoy your stronger, healthier smile for years to come.

Call Kell Dental today for an appointment or for additional information regarding the exclusive CEREC System!