Inlays / Onlays

Inlays-OnlaysLooking forward to maintaining your dental hygiene as you transform your smile?

By getting inlays and onlays, you can guard your teeth as you rejuvenate your smile.

Inlays and onlays are also known as partial crowns. These dental solutions are used to repair a specific tooth that is damaged. An inlay or dental onlay is an alternative for traditional metal fillings that can fix intensively damaged tooth structure.

Inlays are a unique filling method to repair damage and decay in the teeth, while onlays help solve severe damage at the tooth’s cusps.

After the damaged part of the tooth is removed and prepared, an inlay or onlay are bonded onto the teeth. They are designed outside the mouth as a single but solid piece to fit the cavity’s specific shape and size. Inlays and onlays are to be placed on molars or premolars.

Why You Might Need Inlays and Onlays

  • Make your smile natural white. Onlays are made of long-lasting materials such as composite resin, gold, or porcelain. The material used helps replace decayed and damaged parts of your tooth, which improves appearance. Porcelain and resin onlays are matched to your natural tooth’s shade. Porcelain creates a natural look that makes your inlays seamless with the rest of the tooth. The outcome of using an inlay or onlay is a gleaming, rejuvenated smile.
  • Increase teeth lifespan. Inlays or Onlays are made of long-lasting materials, resistant to degradation and traditional damage. Using an inlay or onlay is a minimally invasive and long-term restoration method that is better than crowns and fillings. In most cases, they do not need replacement as they take after your tooth structure.
  • A permanent solution to damaged teeth. In some cases, your dentist might suggest onlays and inlays as alternatives to a filling or crown. Using a dental onlay or inlay when indicated provides a permanent solution to the damage on the chewing surface and restores your confidence. To prevent further dental damage, inflammation, and infection, the dentist tightly seals your natural tooth.
  • Saves your future dental bills. When you invest in restorative dentistry, you can save yourself from extra costs associated with tooth problems. You will be choosing a highly durable solution to tooth damage.
  • Safe for your dental health. This form of restorative dentistry is safe and can help you improve your dental hygiene as bacteria and other microorganisms cannot access the crevices on your teeth and gums.

Caring for your Restored Teeth

Caring for these additions to your teeth is not difficult. As you leave the office of the dentist, he/ she will advise you to keep brushing your teeth regularly and to floss daily. It is also recommended that you keep visiting the dentist regularly so they can see if there are any problems arising and fix them immediately.

To provide a long-term solution to your teeth, inlays and onlays are permanently cemented to your tooth. Restorative dentistry brightens your smile drastically, strengthens the teeth, improves functionality, prevents tooth decay, and is permanent. Your search for the perfect dental practice to offer conservative options has just come to an end.


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