When more than half of the tooth’s biting surface is damaged, an inlay or onlay might be just the solution!
Inlay or Onlay vs Traditional Filling
Compared to traditional filling, an inlay or onlay is much stronger, and, since they are made digitally from a solid block of porcelain, they can last much longer.
Inaly or Onlay vs Crown
Inlays or onlays are a more conservative approach compared to crowns. They can be used when the damage to the tooth is not extensive enough to require a full crown.
After the tooth is prepared for the inlay or onlay, an impression of the tooth is made and sent to a lab for fabrication. A temporary sealant is placed on the tooth until the next appointment. At the second appointment, the temporary sealant is removed. and the inlay or onlay is bonded to the tooth.
Considerations for Inlays and Onlays
Inlays and onlays, which are bonded directly onto the tooth using special high-strength resins, can increase the strength of a tooth by up to 75 percent. In some cases, where the damage to the tooth is not extensive enough to merit an entire crown, onlays may provide a very good alternative.
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HOURS at The Pampered Tooth, your Port Orange dentist
Monday through Thursday 8 am – 4:30pm
Evening hours are available
Friday’s by appointment