Crowns and fillings need special protection from dental decay or cavities. And, for that, you may require Inlays and Onlays, and they are sizable like fillings and more intrusive like crowns, and it also requires a slight reshaping of the tooth.
What are Inlays & Onlays?
In Dentistry, inlays and onlays are known as “Indirect Filling” that are placed outside the mouth. It is a solid piece that is custom-made according to the size and shape of the cavity. It is the procedure that is mostly used in molars and premolars. They are made up of materials like porcelain, which assist in improving the aesthetic value of the patient.
Importance of Inlays and Onlays
Inlays are used to reduce the damages caused to the tooth’s surfaces. They are fixed into the teeth when there is damage or decay in the cusps of the teeth. We provide inlays made of materials like gold, composite resins, and ceramics. It usually covers smaller areas of the tooth.
On the other hand, only partial crowns are used to treat large areas. It is used on the tooth's biting surface and is extended to cusps around the tooth. Like inlays, we also used materials like ceramic, gold, and composite resin, since they provide excellent durability. It is sometimes used as an alternate treatment of the crown as it saves more teeth than the conventional crown placement procedure.
Benefits of Dental Inlays and Onlays
We use dental inlays and onlays for excessive cavities that cannot be treated with the help of fillings. Both the procedures are specialized in treating tooth decay or cavities. They are beneficial because they tend to preserve as much of your natural teeth as possible. Also, they do not shrink, unlike some fillings, and are also extremely durable and stable. They are stain-resistant and last up to 30 years.
We have qualified dentists that are experienced and specialized in treating damage to the teeth structure using inlays and onlays. We focus on providing our patients with great results with the help of this treatment. So, contact us and schedule an appointment with us now!
Select Care Dental offers exclusive inlays and onlays procedures by our experienced doctors- Dr. Anderson and Dr.Nuttall. For more information and appointments, call Dentist Redmond OR at (541) 923-7633, book online, or visit us directly at 774 Southwest Rimrock Way, Redmond, Oregon 97756.