Inlays and Onlays
Quite often, teeth are worn down due to grinding (bruxism), acid erosion, decay, or even normal attrition (wear and tear over years). An inlay restoration is a custom-made filling used to repair damage on the biting surface of a tooth. Onlays, on the other hand, are similar to inlays but are employed when both the biting surface and one or more chewing cusps of the tooth require restoration.
Inlays and onlays are suitable for teeth that have been affected by occlusal wear, decay or trauma. They are an excellent option for replacing fractured older fillings and offer the advantage of being a more conservative treatment approach compared to dental crowns, as they require minimal removal of tooth structure.
The inlay or onlay procedure typically involves two appointments. During the initial visit, we will take impressions and molds to create your custom restoration. A temporary restoration will be placed to provide protection until your next appointment. During the second appointment, your custom inlay or onlay will be carefully fitted and cemented into place. We will make any necessary adjustments to ensure a perfect fit.
At Dental Esthetics Boston, we utilize the latest technology and finest materials to create inlays and onlays that offer superior fit, function, and aesthetics. We will provide you with instructions on how to care for your new dental restoration. Just like natural teeth, maintaining proper oral hygiene, adopting good eating habits, and scheduling regular dental visits will help preserve the longevity of your restoration.
Please contact us if you have any inquiries regarding inlays and onlays or if you would like to schedule a consultation with one of our specialist Prosthodontists or general dentists..