Before & After Pictures Porcelain Inlays, onlays and overlays
Before and After pictures of dental inlays are a major testament to a cosmetic dentist’s skill and dexterity. Chances are that if you like the results seen here, you will be pleased with your own results. Below is a sampling of Dr. Anthony Mobasser’s work as an artistic cosmetic dentist over the years. Below is a broken white filling and enamel, requiring a stronger restoration to endure over time.
Below picture of porcelain inlay, onlay and overlay: reveals cracked teeth due to large composite white filling and leaking bacteria of the silver filling, in which undermines the tooth structure, causing further crack to the tooth and sensitivity. The option of treatment could be another large fillings, in which it is not recommended due to possibility of further cracks ( already the tooth is cracking with large fillings), or having crown placed on the teeth (which means shaving the tooth down 360 degrees) or restore via porcelain inlay onlay and overlay, in which a lot more tooth structure is salvaged and at the same time the porcelain onlays are strong, especially if done with emax onlays. In case of possible failure, the patient can always go from an inlay or onlay to full porcelain crown or cap, but once you have a crown you can never go back to a porcelain inlay, onlay overlay, since the tooth structure was gone!
Patient presented with decay and fractured tooth due to severe clenching and a heavy bite. Porcelain inlays were fabricated to restore strength, beauty and harmony. This was used because a white filling would not withstand the patient’s bite and fracturing could reoccur. The benefits of Porcelain Inlays compared to white fillings include: very strong structure (just like the natural tooth), precise fit with no bacterial micro leakage to cause further decay or halitosis, stability of color, smoothness of feeling to the tongue, and longer life.