What are Inlays and Onlays?
Inlays and onlays are highest quality of restoration available. They are fabricated in a laboratory by a specialized technician who ensures a perfect fit. These restorations are ideal if the side or top area of a tooth is damaged or decayed. The decayed or broken tooth structure is shaped and an impression is taken. A small filling is made from the model of the impression. The inlay is then fitted into the tooth and cemented or bonded permanently. Onlays are basically large fillings. When a portion of a tooth’s crown is severely decayed or a cusp is fractured, an onlay may be used to restore the tooth.
Why choose Inlays and Onlays?
Inlays and onlays are the most accurate restorations available to restore teeth. As conventional white filling do not tolerate moisture, inlays are great alternatives in very deep cavities. They also provide flawless shading and shape mimicking a natural tooth. These types of fillings are proven to last much longer than conventional fillings