Inlays and Onlays
What are Inlays and Onlays ?
Inlays and Onlays treatments are teeth restoration methods to cure tooth decay or broken tooth that are not able to proceed with general fillings composites. Inlays and Onlays materials are generally made of metal and ceramic
- Inlays Inlay to replace a decay tooth that has been damaged within the chewing surface of tooth
- Onlays Onlay to replace a decay tooth that has been damaged more than 1 side or up to the cusp level
Inlays and Onlays Process
- Anesthetics is injected on the treatment area
- Drilling to prepare the tooth for Inlays and Onlays treatment
- Choosing the material color most matches to the natural tooth
- Make an impression to produce Inlays and Onlays composites
- Placing with temporary fillings
- Producing Inlays and Onlays composites in laboratory
- Removing the temporary fillings
- Attaching the Inlays and Onlays composites to the damaged tooth
- Polishing the appearance of the Inlays and Onlays composites
Inlays and Onlays Duration
Inlays and Onlays treatments usually take 1 week.
Lifespan of Inlays and Onlays
Inlays and Onlays treatments can last for 5-10 years depend on the aftercare
Benefits of Inlays and Onlays
- Minimal loss of natural tooth compared with dental crown
- Adding tooth strength and durability more than regular fillings
- Inlays and Onlays are highly bonding to the teeth
- Reducing chances of teeth shrinking caused from the light activation and sensitivity after treatment
Inlays and Onlays Aftercare
- Brush the teeth with toothbrush at least twice a day and use dental floss
- Use fluorite mouthwash every night
- Avoid chewing hard food on the treated area
- Have an appointment with the dentist every 6 months
Frequently Asked Questions
What types of teeth problems suitable for Inlays and Onlays ?
A : Types of teeth problems suitable for Inlays and Onlays;
- serious tooth decay and too weak to place the fillings
- broken tooth, losing large area of natural tooth
- the tooth or tooth surface is too weak
What are the benefits of Inlays and Onlays ?
A : Benefits of Inlays and Onlays;
- more durable to the chewing forces compare with fillings
- good appearance, showing healthy gum
- easy to clean
What is the different between Inlays and Onlays and general Operative Dentistry ?
A : General Operative Dentistry can be proceeded with fillings because the restoration area is smaller, whereas the Inlays and Onlays are carried on a larger area. Inlays and Onlays composites are prepared outside the mouth.
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