Inlays and onlays are indirect restorations which are made from composite resins or dental porcelain. In addition to possessing excellent esthetics, inlays and onlays are much stronger and durable than direct teeth fillings. At Lifeworks Dental, we use Inlays and Onlays to restore teeth and to give a beautiful and lasting smile.
Inlays and Onlays are called indirect restorations because unlike the direct teeth cavity fillings, they are prepared outside the oral cavity, and then bonded to the prepared teeth. They are an excellent option for the restoration of teeth with moderate to large defects or cavities, where direct fillings are unable to provide the required strength and support to the remaining tooth structure.
What are Inlays and Onlays?
Who Can Benefit from Inlays and Onlays?
At lifeworks Dental, our Memorial Dentists recommend inlays and onlays for the following restorative dental problems:
How are Inlays and Onlays Prepared?
Preparation of inlays and onlays require two visits.
During the first visit, our Houston Dentist will prepare the affected tooth for receiving inlays or onlays by removing the damaged tooth portion. The prepared tooth cavity will be shaped so that the inlay or onlay fits perfectly inside the prepared cavity. Next, an impression of your teeth will be made, which will then be sent to the laboratory.
We will also record the shade and color of your natural teeth so that prepared inlay or onlay blends in perfectly, and improves your smile and looks. During your next appointment, we will first try the inlay or onlay to assess its fit and aesthetics. Afterwards, it will be permanently bonded to the tooth by using an adhesive cement.
What are the Benefits of Inlays and Onlays?
If you’re thinking why you should prefer inlays and onlays over direct fillings and dental crowns, then the following points will help you in making an informed decision:
When it comes to choosing a reliable and durable option for restoring damaged teeth, then inlays and onlays should be your first choice! Visit us today at Lifeworks Dental and let Dr. Kini Tran and Dr. Kim Nguyen take care of all your dental problems. We are Family Dentistry practice, and we have been serving the residents of Memorial Area for many years. From professional teeth cleaning to cosmetic Invisalign aligners, we provide all general and cosmetic dentistry services under one roof. So, what are you waiting for? Book an appointment today!