Inlays, onlays and overlays are indirect fillings made of porcelain that fit into and onto the tooth. They are used to make the tooth stronger by holding it together while retaining a natural looking colour. These fillings are similar to regular composite fillings, but they are made in a dental laboratory instead of being directly applied to the tooth and shaped by your dentist.
Dental inlays and onlays are procedures that are used to restore a decayed or damaged tooth to its original condition. Inlay/onlay/overlay procedures leave healthy tooth structure while offering perfect fitting, stronger and longer lasting solution to tooth decay or other similar structural damage. These procedures are also great alternatives to traditional dental fillings both from the aesthetic and the functionality point of view.
Inlay is a type of dental restoration where the material is bonded within the centre of the tooth as a filling and is an all in-clinic procedure.
Onlay treatment is applied when the extent of the damage requires the inclusion of one or more sections of the tooth and is prepared at dental laboratories.
Overlay treatment is applied when the extent of the damage requires the full inclusion of the biting surface and in fact are categorized as crowns. Just like onlays, the overlays are custom made and are fabricated at dental labs.
Inlay and onlay treatments are great choices when you have minimal tooth decay and are excellent alternative to full coverage crowns.
An inlay treatment is completed in a single appointment, but the onlay/overlay procedures usually require two appointments.
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