Superior fit and durability
Dental inlays and onlays
Inlays and onlays can often be used in place of traditional dental fillings to treat tooth decay or similar cavities. Whereas dental fillings are moulded into place within the mouth during a dental visit, inlays and onlays are fabricated in a dental lab before being fitted and bonded to the damaged tooth by your dentist. Also known as indirect fillings, inlays and onlays offer a well-fitting, stronger, longer lasting restoration
Benefits of inlays and onlays
- Superior fit: a great choice if you have minimal to moderate tooth decay that extends into a flossing area.
- Tooth color: they are not likely to discolor over time.
- Tooth structure safeguard: preserving the maximum amount of healthy tooth structure while restoring decayed or damaged areas.
- Easy tooth cleaning: because the fit is tailored at all edges and the preparation minimal, your tooth can be easier to clean.
- Composite fillings can shrink during the curing process, whereas prefabricated porcelain or gold inlays/onlays will not.
- Strength and stability: inlays/onlays are extremely stable restorative solutions for the treatment of decay, they can actually strengthen a damaged tooth.