INLAY & ONLAY RESTORATIONS
WE USE DENTAL INLAYS AND OVERLAYS TO REPAIR TEETH WITH MODERATE TO SEVERE DECAY, OR CRACKED AND FRACTURED TEETH.
They are ideal if there’s too much damage or decay in the tooth structure to allow successful treatment with a white filling. As with all minimally invasive dentistry, inlays and overlays allow us to conserve more of the patient’s original tooth structure. Here are some of the key advantages:
|Preservation of Healthy Tooth Structure
|Minimal Tooth Discoloration
Dental inlays and overlays are used when old fillings need to be removed or replaced. A dental inlay is similar to a filling and fits inside the cusp tips (top edges) of the tooth. A dental overlay, or onlay, is more extensive and reaches over the cusps of the treated tooth.
INLAYS & ONLAYS SOME FACTS
|Similar to an inlay, an onlay is an indirect restoration which incorporates a cusp or cusps by covering or onlaying the missing cusps. All of the benefits of an inlay are present in the onlay restoration. The onlay allows for conservation of tooth structure when the only alternative is to totally eliminate cusps and perimeter walls for restoration with a crown.
|Just as inlays, onlays are fabricated outside of the mouth and are typically made out of gold or porcelain. Gold restorations have been around for many years and have an excellent track record.
|Some may experience some sensitivity to hot/cold in the newly filled tooth for a few days or as long as a week. If the sensitivity continues beyond that time, contact your us for further evaluation.