What are inlays and onlays:
Inlays and onlays are both types of fillings made from porcelain .
Inlays and onlays are used as a conservative approach for a dental treatment of certain dental issues. They are great both for cosmetic dentistry and for repairing damaged teeth.
How Inlays and Onlays work?
Inlays and onlays are prepared in a dental lab before they are bonded to the teeth. The dentist will create a template using a mold of your teeth and will give it to the dental laboratory , in which the inlay and onlay will be fabricated.
What is the difference between an inlay and an onlay?
An inlay is placed within the center of a tooth , an onlay is when more points of the tooth must be covered. An onlay can be described as a sort of partial crown.
What are the advantages of inlays and onlays?
- they eliminate the need of expensive crowns;
- they are a great way to fix a cavity that is between two teeth;
- they are strong and stable;
- they provide more comfort and natural feel;
- they allow for easy cleaning of teeth , because their fit is extremely snug and close to the teeth;
- they can make a tooth stronger than it was before;
- they have a success rate 100 %;
- over time inlays and onlays are more likely to resist staining than traditional fillings;
- inlays and onlays utilize computerized programs that allows a precise filling mold;
- they produce a perfect chewing surface;
- they can work as well between the teeth or right down to the gum line
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