What are Inlays and Onlays?
An inlay covers one to three surfaces and is useful to cover a small portion of the tooth. An onlay covers the chewing surface of the tooth.
There are two option, porcelain and gold. They are both durable and strong which further strengthens a weakened tooth, preventing it from further damage.
Best Treatment for me?
Inlays and Onlays are beneficial for patients suffering from moderate decay:
- Only a portion of the tooth decayed
- Strong, long – term restoration option
- If you want to keep the tooth healthy without removing it
- Minor fractures or cracks
If the tooth is too damaged, a crown might be a better option.
What to Expect
Stronger, more durable teeth in one visit!
The decay is removed and a mould of the tooth is made. The lab will make a porcelain/ gold inlay/onlay
Tooth is prepared and the inlay or onlay is cemented into place. The Dentist will test it for comfortability.
Prepping your teeth for the veneers. Your teeth may need trimming to match the thickness of the veneer. Temporaries Veneers can be placed.
Your veneers will arrive and you can still request changes if desired. If not,
Cementation and a New Smile!
Single visit restorations eliminate the need for additional appointments and injections, and your tooth is much better off not having a temporary restoration for two weeks. Temporary restorations can fall out and leak, which can lead to subsequent complications. Dental procedures can be traumatic to teeth, and eliminating a second appointment reduces the amount of stress put on a tooth.