Dental inlays and onlays are mostly used to fill the gaps in damaged or decayed teeth. Inlays and onlays are not like dental fillings that restore the damaged tooth with a material, and neither they are like dental crowns that cover the whole tooth. Inlays and onlays are only used by the dentists to restore the damaged parts in your teeth. The function of both inlays and onlays are the same; they cover a different part of a tooth. Inlays are only fitted within the cusps or on the rounded edges of the tooth. Whereas onlays will cover the damaged part and also the cusp of a tooth. Inlays and onlays also come with many benefits that you should know for a better choice of treatment when you visit our dentist for any oral problem.
Provides Conservative Treatment
Inlays and onlays are used only to restore the damaged part of your tooth. In the process, our dentists don’t need to remove a significant portion of your tooth, only the damaged area of the tooth will be removed. Inlays and onlays help our dentists to preserve more portion of your natural tooth. This is more efficient than a dental crown as it needs a significant portion of the teeth to be removed for the treatment.
Adds Strength and Durability
The fillings used for restoring your teeth are composed of resin or amalgam, but the inlays and onlays are commonly made from porcelain. As porcelain is a durable material, and when inlays and onlays made with porcelain are installed, they strengthen the teeth by 75%. And the inlays and onlays last up to 20 or 30 years with proper oral health care. Whereas composite resin fillings only last up to five years.
Gives Natural Look
Inlays and onlays can replace any old resin amalgam restorations in your teeth. The porcelain can be matched with the shade of your teeth; it will give your teeth a natural look and it blends seamlessly with your other teeth. This won’t make the inlay and onlay appear odd with other teeth. Porcelain is also stain-free, so you will be able to stay confident with your smile without worrying about them getting stained by highly-pigmented foods.
Needs a Little Attention
Your daily routine for oral health care like brushing and flossing is enough to take care of your inlays and onlays. You should visit our dentist for biannual dental checkups. The dentist will be able to identify how strong inlays and onlays are over time. If your inlay or onlay gets loose, painful, cracked, or falls out, you should contact your dentist as soon as possible.
If you are suffering from any oral problems like tooth decay or any broken teeth you can as the dentist for inlays or onlays treatment, if you are suffering from any dental problems, you can contact us. Our dentists are one of the best in Edmonton.