Inlays & Onlays - Two Awesome Restorative Procedures
Two types of dental restoration procedures that are used to repair damaged teeth, inlays are used when there is damage to the chewing surface of a tooth, while onlays are used when there is damage to the tooth's cusp (the pointed area at the top of the tooth). At Dr. George Daguiam Dentistry Awake or Asleep in Orillia, we’re happy to provide both restorations to our patients!
What are inlays and onlays made of?
While they can be made of different materials, including gold, porcelain, or composite resin, porcelain offers the most significant benefits when it comes to durability and aesthetics.
How are inlays and onlays placed?
Inlays and onlays are placed in a two-step process. First, our dentist will remove any damaged tooth structure and take an impression of the area. This impression will be used to create the custom-made inlay or onlay. Once the restoration is ready, our dentist will place it on the tooth and secure it with dental adhesive.
What are the advantages of inlays and onlays?
Inlays and onlays offer a number of advantages over other types of dental restoration procedures. First, they allow our dentist to preserve more of your tooth’s healthy structure. Second, they provide a natural-looking effect. And third, they are less likely to cause sensitivity or irritation to the surrounding teeth.
Who is a good candidate for these restorations?
Inlays and onlays are typically recommended for patients who have moderate to severe tooth damage. They are not recommended for patients who have very minor tooth damage.
Interested in learning more about whether an inlay or onlay may be right for you? Contact us today!
Contact Dr. George Daguiam Dentistry Awake or Asleep About Inlays & Onlays Today
- Protect weak teeth with these durable restorations
- Maintain your speaking & smiling confidence with natural-looking materials
- Benefit from a restoration that preserves more of your natural tooth
- Experience benefits for many years with diligent care
- Prioritize your smile!