Inlays & Onlays
When it comes to repairing cavities and seriously decaying teeth, you've probably heard of fillings and crowns. Many patients, however, are unaware that dental inlays and onlays can be used to cure tooth decay and cavities. Fillings are normally favored when cavities are little, however, crowns are used when the cavity or tooth decay is deeper and larger.
In other circumstances, however, dental fillings are insufficient, while crowns are considered excessive. In these circumstances, an inlay or overlay can be the best option. Cornell Dental's team of qualified dental specialists will conduct a comprehensive examination and determine the best treatment for your issue. When it comes to oral remedies, it's critical to seek professional help to ensure that the best treatments and solutions are chosen.
Differences Between Inlays and Onlays
An inlay is a dental filling that is placed in between the cusps of your teeth to hide cavities and deterioration. An overlay covers larger areas, including the cusps, while filling holes in corresponding spots. The only difference between them and crowns is that a crown covers the entire tooth. Both inlays and onlays are made in the same way and serve the same purpose. They do, however, treat different parts of your tooth to stop the decay or cavity from spreading further.
Benefits of Inlays
Our dental professionals mold and insert inlays into the injured tooth's upper surface. Our dentist makes an inlay at the clinic by taking an impression of the damaged area of your tooth, which is then sent to a laboratory for fabrication. If our dentist thinks that dental fillings will not be efficient in fortifying your teeth, an inlay may be suggested.
Inlays, which are usually inserted in the hollow, have little effect on the cusps. Our doctors will work directly with you to assure that your inlay matches the color of your teeth for consistency. Porcelain or another material that is more durable than standard fillings can be used to create an inlay.
Benefits of Onlays
Because they provide similar duties to crowns but only cover a section of your tooth, onlays are often referred to as partial crowns. They will guard the chewing surface of the teeth, including the cusps. When our dentist believes that the cavity in your tooth is too large to be filled with ordinary amalgam fillings, or that you have substantial tooth damage, an onlay will be recommended.
An onlay will harden and secure the areas of your teeth that are causing you problems. Similarly, our dental professionals will ready you for treatment by thoroughly cleaning the tooth's damaged area. While your customized onlay is being manufactured in the lab, you will be given a temporary onlay to wear until your personalized one arrives.
Durability of Inlays and Onlays
One of the crucial aspects of inlays and onlays is that they are long-lasting, lasting up to 10 years. However, a multitude of factors, including your oral hygiene and habits, will determine how long they last.
If you require an inlay or onlay, please contact Cornell Dental and chat with one of our experts to determine the best solution for you. For further information on what to expect while receiving your inlay or onlay, please contact us at (971) 397-6196. We provide each of our clients with a personalized experience and therapy in order to achieve the best results.