Inlays / Onlays
Dental Inlay and onlay are alternative dental restorations, which offer a better solution to tooth decay or other damages. Both are often used to replace the traditional dental fillings Both are fabricated indirectly from a dental lab before being put into the tooth but dental fillings are applied directly into the tooth.
The term of “onlay” is used when the extent of the damage requires inclusion of one or more cusps (points) of the tooth or full coverage of the biting surface.
1. Superior Fit: Both inlay and onlay offer a conservative preparation that preserves as much healthy tooth as possible.
2. Tooth Color inlay that made from ceramic provide better color durability than traditional dental filling.
3. Better Contact and contour reducing food impaction between each tooth.
4. Strength and Stability: Inlay and onlay are extremely stable restoration.The superior fit and durable material make both as stable choices that can strengthen a damaged tooth.
5. Weak Tooth Protector: An onlay can protect the weak areas of the tooth and help preserve tooth structure and fix decayed or damaged areas, helping to ensure functional longevity
Treatments requires at least 2 visits.
1. The first visit is to prepare for laboratory process.
A temporary inlay or onlay, which has the same shape as final restoration will be input during this visit to protect the tooth while waiting for the final restoration to be fabricated.
2. The second visit is for inlay insertion and cementation.
Cost of inlay and onlay depends on the type of material used and size of inlay or onlay. Gold can be more expensive than other materials and porcelain while the larger onlay costs more than smaller inlay.