Inlays & Onlays Near You
Inlays and Onlays are a type of dental restoration used to protect teeth affected by decay. The difference between inlays and onlays is that inlays do not extend onto a cusp; however, onlays do. Cusps are high points of a tooth. Inlays and onlays have the same functions as a composite filling; however; they are made in a lab and bonded to your teeth. Traditional composite fillings are direct restorations meaning that once the decay is removed, your dentist packs the filling into your cavity right away.
What are the Benefits of Porcelain Inlays and Onlays?
The following are benefits of receiving porcelain inlays and onlays near you:
- Greater longevity
- Better seal
- Increased strength
- More natural
- Ensure quality seal over cavities
Porcelain inlays and onlays offer more benefits than traditional fillings. Also, inlays and onlays are a great alternative to dental crowns.
What to Expect
During the first appointment, your dentist will ensure that there are no bacteria in the area that is being filled. Your dentist will also remove the damaged tooth material. Then, your dentist will take impressions of your teeth to design the restoration. A temporary filling will be used while your restorations are being fabricated in a lab. Once the restorations are ready, you will return for a second appointment, and the inlays or onlays will be secured in place.
If you are interested in receiving inlays and onlays in Scarborough, contact our dental clinic today to request a consultation.