Inlays and Onlays are dental restorations that are regarded as the alternatives to dental filling and crowns. They are custom fabricated to match the needs of the patient and can be made from gold, composite resin or tooth-colored porcelain. They restore both the aesthetics and functionality of the teeth.
At Gila Ridge Dental,we provide the best quality inlays and onlays that offer great fit and comfort. Our dentists, Drs. Thor G. Thorson, Stephen S. Garner, and Jason R. Boeskin provide comprehensive treatment to oral issues and ensure our patients leave the practice with a happy and beautiful looking smile on their face.
What are the advantages of inlays and onlays?
- Inlays and onlays are tooth-colored restorations, and hence, aren’t easily noticeable.
- They overcome the disadvantages that are caused by traditional filling material, such as reducing the strength of the tooth and micro-leakage.
- They fit perfectly in/on the tooth and offer perfect fit and sealing properties.
- They restore the functionality of the teeth and help to strengthen them.
- They offer a high success rate. Most often, they are long-lasting.
Patients who have a large cavity caused by tooth decay would be perfect candidates for an inlay. The restoration would completely fill the cavity and offer excellent sealing, thereby preventing the entry of microbes into the cavity. Onlays would be the perfect way to restore the cusp of a tooth that has been worn out badly. When this happens, it hinders the functionality of the mouth and can make the tooth weak. The Onlay would bring the tooth back to its normal functionality and appearance.
How are inlays and onlays fitted?
The dentist would carefully examine the teeth and determine the severity of the condition. Next, x-rays and scans of the tooth will be taken along with a highly precise mold. They serve as a reference for the dimensions, shape, and size of the restoration. Since both inlays and onlays are custom restorations, they will be fabricated in a dental laboratory. Once available, the dentist would carefully place them in position, ensure a perfect fit and then, bond them permanently using dental adhesives. They may be polished if required.
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