Dental inlays and onlays are some of the
strongest and most lifelike dental restorations available. After your mouth
has been anesthetized we prepare the tooth in much the same way we would
for a standard filling. When the tooth has been prepared to our satisfaction,
an impression is made and sent to a dental lab. You will usually be required
to wear a temporary filling until the restoration is fabricated. Your inlay
or onlay will increase the strength and beauty of your tooth, and with proper
care, will last for years to come.
Decayed teeth may require an inlay to restore strength
and health to the natural tooth structure.
The decayed portion of the tooth is removed from
the sound tooth structure.
An inlay is fabricated to match the look and feel
of your natural teeth. This restoration often resembles a puzzle piece.
In most cases the restoration will completely blend
into the natural tooth structure.
These are some of the materials we use in this type of treatment: