Inlays and onlays are customized dental restorations which can be fashioned out of composite materials, gold or ceramics. The porcelain restoration is perhaps the most popular due to its resemblance to natural teeth. They have to be fabricated in a dental lab and will then be fixed firmly to a tooth by your dentist.
Inlays are an excellent substitute from conventional silver amalgam and composite resin fillings. What's more, they are more conservative than dental crowns because crowns require more enamel to be removed.
Inlays have only one problem in that they may not be everlasting and could require a replacement in the future. Though, they are strong and highly stable and might persist for numerous years, giving you a long-lasting beautiful smile.
Inlays are most frequently used to mend fractured and damaged teeth, fractured fillings, corroded teeth, outsized fillings, or just for a cosmetic enhancement.
Onlay applications will generally entail two visits or more with the first visit being needed to make many molds that will be utilized to design an interim fixture and a custom-made onlay.
After the tooth is deadened, your oral health care provider will begin to carefully remove any old filling materials or tooth decay. The opening has to be meticulously cleaned and prepped, shaping the exterior of the tooth to allow for a properly fixed restoration. Temporary fixtures may be used whilst waiting for the dentistry workshop to customize your onlay.
Your brand new onlay restoration will be securely and carefully bonded into position with cement during your next appointment. Minor adjustments may be considered necessary to ensure a correct fit and your new bite is comfortable. Upon completion of this treatment, you will receive the appropriate oral care directions, that consists of keeping efficient oral hygiene, a proper diet, and regular visits to help you with caring for your newest onlay filling.