In modern dentistry there is a huge list of effective treatments available for you to keep your teeth and overall oral health in good condition. At A&A Dental Centre, our skilled dentist will provide you with a good quality dental care treatment in terms of preserving and restoring your teeth back to its perfect shape. One of the cosmetic dental treatments is called the inlay and the onlay that helps to safe the natural tooth.
Inlays and onlays are both types of dental restorations which are used to restore back large chunks of tooth which have been moderately damaged or have decayed off. These are perfect for circumstances where dental fillings like metal fillings or tooth colored fillings are no longer a good choice which would be adequate for tooth recovery. In fact inlays and onlays are bigger and stronger alternatives of dental fillings. Dentists use dental inlays and onlays to restore a tooth that is too damaged to repair with a filling but not damaged enough to get a crown. The best thing about dental inlays and onlays is that they save the healthy portion of a degrading tooth that is very much affected by cavity and provide strength and stability for normal chewing.
A dental inlay is placed in the center area of the tooth. A dental onlay is placed on the inside and outside areas of tooth. By the way, dental inlays and onlays are also called indirect fillings or partial crowns due to they are a less aggressive treatment option than full crowns.
Don’t forget that it’s important to keep your follow-up appointments after a dental inlay or onlay procedure. Although, most of dental inlays and onlays have a long life, visit your dentist at least once or twice a year, or as recommended, for regular cleanings and check-ups to ensure that your inlay or onlay is intact and working well.