Restorations Specialist

JD Dental Care

Benjamin Jin, DDS

Dentist located in Lower Pacific Heights, San Francisco, CA

Treating patients from around the Lower Pacific Heights area of San Francisco, JD Dental Care welcomes patients looking to beautify their smiles. Our doctors offer several restorations at the practice including onlays, inlays, dental bonding, and full mouth reconstructions.

Restorations Q & A

What is an Onlay?

An onlay is a dental restoration typically constructed from porcelain. Onlays are used to address reasonably large areas of decay. Onlays generally cover the tooth’s biting surfaces and can extend down the tooth’s sides as well. In addition, they can be color-matched to the natural teeth, making them practically indistinguishable from the tooth. They can also be made of gold, composite resins, or ceramics.

What is an Inlay?

A dental inlay is a bit smaller than an onlay. It is bonded or cemented into place just as an onlay is and acts similar to a filling. The inlay will lie in the chewing surface of the tooth. They should last around 10 years, occasionally longer. Some materials will last longer and the better the person maintains their oral hygiene, the longer they will last.

What is Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding, also referred to as cosmetic bonding, is a restorative treatment which uses durable resins to address aesthetic dental concerns such as cracks, chips, and discoloration. This treatment can assist to make teeth look healthier and more appealing. Additionally, bonding resins can be color-matched and shaped to be even with the surrounding teeth.

What is a Full Mouth Restorations?

Full mouth restorations, full mouth reconstruction, and full mouth rehabilitation all describe a group of procedures which rebuild and restore all the upper and lower teeth as well as the soft tissues. Full mouth restorations typically involve cosmetic and corrective dental treatments like crowns, bridges, implants, and veneers. Oral health professionals such as periodontists, oral surgeons, orthodontists, and endodontists who treat the tooth’s interior can work together to help the patient achieve the best results. A full mouth restoration can be required when:

  • Teeth are missing because of trauma and/or decay.
  • Teeth are fractured or chipped.
  • Teeth are exceedingly worn as a result of long-term acid erosion or because of teeth grinding, or bruxism.
  • Stubborn jaw, muscle, and headache pain requires adjustments to the individual’s bite structure.


Below is a list of the insurance providers that our practice accepts. Please call our office if you have any questions.

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