A cracked or broken tooth can be a real dental issue. Unlike other bones in our body, the tooth never heals on itself. If your tooth is damaged or decayed, the dentist in Oshawa, ON will offer restorative options such as inlays, onlays, or crowns depending on your situation. These are custom-made covers for protecting your tooth as well as restoring its health and function.
Fillings only fill a small and center portion of the biting surface for the tooth and is not an ideal option for treating extensive damage.
The inlays fill a larger portion of the biting surface as compared to the filling contained within the cusp.
The onlays are used to fill and cover the biting surface of the tooth which includes up and over the rounded ridges.
The crowns cover the whole tooth so that most of the visible portion of the tooth gets covered.
During the first visit, the dentist will clean the tooth from decay and take impression of the tooth. A permanent filling may be placed to protect the tooth from damage. The inlay and onlay will be made in the lab using the impression and will be placed over your tooth during the second visit. With the help of a special computer, the dentist can also make inlays and onlays in office and you can get the procedure done in single visit.
Though inlays & outlays are an old technique, they are most conservative and effective treatment in many cases.