Inlays and onlays are dental restorations that are used to repair damaged teeth. They are sometimes called partial crowns. These restorations are tooth-colored, so they blend in with your smile.
Inlays and onlays are made out of the same materials as fillings, but they look like they fit within the cusps of your teeth. Inlays are used to repair teeth that have mild to moderate decay, while onlays are used to repair teeth that have moderate decay or that have experienced trauma. They are made of tooth-colored porcelain, composite resin, or gold. These restorations are safe and durable and look just like your natural teeth.
How is a dental inlay or onlay procedure performed?
During the procedure, the dentist will remove tooth decay, and the area will be thoroughly cleaned. Then, the dentist will make an impression of the tooth or take a digital scan of the tooth, and this information will be used to create a precise inlay or onlay. The inlay or onlay will be custom-made in a dental lab out of strong, tooth-colored material. Once the inlay or onlay is ready, the dentist will securely bond it to the tooth. The inlay or onlay will blend in with your natural teeth, so no one will be able to tell that you have a dental restoration.
What are the benefits of inlays & onlays?
Inlays and onlays have numerous benefits, such as:
- Inlays and onlays are different restoration options used to restore teeth after decay.
- Onlays are larger than inlays, as they are used to repair a larger area of the tooth.
- Both inlays and onlays are made out of the same material as dental crowns.
- They are customized to fit your smile perfectly.
- They can also be used to replace old metal fillings.
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