Also referred to as indirect dental fillings, inlays as well as onlays are a solid, as well as long-term remedy to recovering a damaged or decomposed tooth’s biting surface.
Inlays are performed when the cusp of the tooth is still intact. As they do not need a lot of tooth framework to be removed, inlays can be successfully bonded directly to the biting surface area. Typically made from porcelain, composite resin or gold, inlays are larger than dental fillings and smaller compared to crowns. They are built before being fitted, and afterwards bonded to the affected tooth.
An onlay is a more substantial type of tooth repair, which is required when the damage is over more than one of the tooth cusps, and consequently an inlay will not be adequate.
Dental inlays and also onlays have the same impact, and the treatments are normally completed over 2 appointments.
Call us for more information on how oral inlays and also onlays can be made use of to help to recover your teeth back to their all-natural look and biting strength.