Inlays and onlays are custom-made tooth restorations that can be fashioned out of synthetic resin, gold or ceramics. The ceramic filling is perhaps the most popular due to its resemblance to natural teeth. They must be created in a dentistry laboratory and can then be fixed firmly to a tooth by your oral health doctor.
Inlays are an outstanding substitute from traditional silver amalgam and composite resin fillings. What's more, these are more conservative than dental crowns since crowns call for more enamel to be removed.
Inlays have one disadvantage to them as they might need to be replaced more frequently than other restorative fillings. They are strong and rugged though, lasting for numerous years, giving a long-term healthy smile.
Some of the reasons to use corrective tooth inlays are to repair broken and fractured teeth, rotting teeth, cracked fillings, outsized fillings, or just for an aesthetic enhancement.
Onlay procedures normally require at least two visits. Your first appointment will involve the taking of many impressions (molds) that will be used to design a customized onlay and an interim tooth fixture.
As soon as the tooth is frozen, your dentist will start to carefully eliminate any old filling materials or tooth decay. The space needs to be thoroughly cleaned and readied, shaping the surface of the tooth to allow for a properly fitted restoration. Temporary fixtures can be used whilst waiting for the dental workshop to customize your onlay.
At some point in the following visit, the newly designed restoration can be securely bonded into position with a bonding agent. Small tweaks might be made during this time to ensure an appropriate fit. Upon completion of this treatment, you will receive the appropriate oral care instructions, that consists of keeping efficient oral hygiene, a balanced diet, and regular visits to help you with caring for your newest onlay filling.
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