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Inlays And Onlays


Joyful white woman showing off her beautiful teeth with a smile.Inlays and Onlays are also known as indirect fillings. These are dental restorations manufactured in a lab that fill large cavities. They are usually custom-made to match the cavity's size and shape. Inlays and Onlays are a long-term solution for decayed or damaged teeth, and they are most commonly used to fic the molars and premolars. They are made of porcelain, a tooth-like substance that improves the patient's cosmetic value. Inlays are small pieces of porcelain that fit into the grooves of the teeth and do not extend over the cusps. On the other hand, Onlays are slightly larger than inlays and cover larger cavities that extend beyond the tooth's cusps. For more information about inlays and Onlays, visit Lombard Smiles.

Benefits of Dental Inlays and Onlays


Inlays and Onlays are a fantastic option for full-coverage crowns. They provide additional support and strength to the injured tooth. Consequently, your teeth will be able to withstand more chewing and biting pressure. Besides, Inlays and Onlays help in preserving your original tooth because less enamel is removed. Inlays and Onlays improve your appearance since they match the color and hue of your natural teeth. Inlays and Onlays are also used to repair a fractured tooth filling. With proper care and maintenance, dental inlays and onlays can last for a long period without discoloring.

Dental Inlays and Onlays Procedure


You will have to visit your dentist twice for the treatment. On the initial visit, the dentist prepares the affected tooth. For easier installation of the onlay and inlay, your dentist may need to remove the existing filling in your tooth. The dentist will then take your teeth's impressions and send them to a dental laboratory for therapeutic molding. Inlays and Onlays are commonly made of porcelain, resin, or gold. The final restoration's appearance is the most noticeable difference between the three. Based on your tooth demands, your dentist may propose the perfect inlay or onlay for you.

The second visit entails the placement of a temporary filling and closing of the cavity to prevent further decay. The placement of your inlay or onlay will be scheduled by your dentist at a later date. The dentist will remove the temporary filling material and cement the inlay or onlay into the affected tooth during this appointment. If necessary, your dentist might provide an anesthetic to relieve pain.

How to Care for Dental Inlays and Onlays


It simply takes a few days for the inlays and onlays to recover fully. If you practice good dental hygiene, your restorations will be robust and durable. Also, avoid or minimize sugary meals after the inlay or onlay placement. Besides, after drinking very acidic beverages, drink some water. Most importantly, have regular dental exams twice a year, where your dentist will examine your inlays and Onlays. The dentist will check for any damage, leakage, or sickness symptoms during these check-ups. For more inquiries about dental inlays and outlays, visit Lombard Smiles. Call us today at (503) 206-0550 to book an appointment.
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