Dental or teeth inlays and onlays are two types of dental restorations used to repair decayed or damaged teeth. Inlays and onlays are often used when a filling is not sufficient to restore the tooth, but a crown is not necessary.
Inlays are typically made of porcelain, gold, or composite resin and are custom-made to fit precisely into the damaged area of the tooth. The inlay is cemented into place and can last for many years with proper care.
Onlays are similar to inlays but are used to repair damage that extends to the biting surface of the tooth. Onlays are also custom-made to fit the damaged area of the tooth and are typically made of porcelain, gold, or composite resin.
Onlays are often used to repair large cavities or fractures that are too extensive for a filling but not severe enough to require a crown.
Inlays and onlays are often preferred over traditional fillings because they are more durable and can last for many years with proper care.
We will prepare the damaged tooth by removing any decay or damage and taking an impression of the tooth. The impression is then sent to a dental laboratory where the inlay or onlay is custom-made to fit the tooth precisely.
We will cement the inlay or onlay into place using a dental adhesive. We then check to ensure that the restoration fits properly and is comfortable for the patient. After the inlay or onlay is in place, we will polish the tooth to give it a natural appearance.
Inlays and onlays are strong and durable restorations that can last for many years with proper care. Patients should brush and floss regularly and visit us for regular check-ups to ensure that the restoration is still in good condition.
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