Inlays and onlays make great alternatives to composite fillings. These dental restoration procedures are ideal in fixing minimal to moderate tooth decay. Inlays are for cavities between teeth while onlays are for tooth surfaces.
Inlays and onlays allow you to preserve your remaining healthy teeth. They also offer superior fit, helping your damaged teeth regain strength. They keep bacteria and tooth decay at bay and also make your teeth easier to clean.
Normally, an inlay or onlay requires two dental appointments. On your first visit, the dentist creates an impression of your tooth and sends it to the dental laboratory. The dentist also provides you a temporary inlay or onlay. Various materials can be used in fabricating an inlay or onlay. Porcelain is the most common choice for it looks closest to a natural teeth.
On your next visit, the temporary inlay or onlay is removed to make way for the actual one. Once the inlay or onlay is placed, your dentist does the final polishing. Your teeth are also checked to ensure that your bite works properly after the procedure.
Inlays and onlays are stable tooth restoration options. If you wish to learn more, please let us know. Send in your inquiries at firstname.lastname@example.org.