The cutting edge procedures of dental inlays and dental onlays are the new alternative to the old method of getting dental fillings. Both of these procedures are good for preserving the remaining tooth structure and preventative by increasing the strength of the damaged teeth as well.
What are Dental Inlays and Dental Onlays
Dental onlays and dental inlays are indirect fillings added to damaged teeth that still have sound structure or shape that will support the filling. Dental onlays are placed onto the outer area of the tooth creating the shape of the tooth. The onlays are custom fit to the shape of the patients’ mouth; ensuring maximum comfort.
Dental inlays are fillings that are placed inside the tooth structure; inlays fill spaces from old fillings or cavities. The inlays like the onlays are also custom fitted by your dental professional.
Benefits of Dental Inlays and Onlays
Dental onlays and inlays are extremely durable. They are permanently cemented by the dental professional or inside a dental lab. Both dental onlays and inlays are known to last from 10 to 30 years and they increase the strength of the natural tooth by up to 75%.
The onlays and inlays can be made from several materials such as gold or porcelain including a natural tooth colored resin. The process of getting dental inlays or onlays is complete within two visits to your dental professional.
Dental onlays and inlays are ideal and efficient. They are cost effective, can be made to look like your natural teeth, strong, and could be custom fit to your individual needs. They also have a quick turnaround time from start to finish, and mostly importantly, they give you back confidence in your smile.
First impressions are everything, and knowing that you are doing what is best for your health is priceless. Contact Dr. Shaun Massiah for an appointment today and learn more about the benefits of getting dental inlays and onlays.