Dental Inlays & Onlays

Dental Inlays & Onlays

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.

Here’s how your options compare

Fillings

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.

Inlays

The inlays fill a larger portion of the biting surface as compared to the filling contained within the cusp.

Onlays

The onlays are used to fill and cover the biting surface of the tooth which includes up and over the rounded ridges.

Crowns

The crowns cover the whole tooth so that most of the visible portion of the tooth gets covered.

Benefits of Inlays & Onlays

  • The inlays and onlays in L1K 1B7 are restorative dentistry treatment which holistically heals your tooth.
  • The Inlays and Onlays can last longer than fillings.
  • As compared to a metal filling, more of your natural tooth can be preserved with an Inlay or onlay.
  • The onlays and inlays are made of resin or porcelain for matching the natural tooth color.
  • They are quick and can be done only in single visit.

Getting an Inlay or Onlay

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.

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