Inlays and Onlays

Inlays and Onlays

We are happy to use the cutting-edge Emax® system for Inlays & Onlays.

What are Inlay and Onlay restorations?

These method of restorations are used to repair damaged or decayed teeth. They are suggested when your tooth needs more support than a regular filling.

What is the difference between the two?

Onlays are used to restore broken cusps or to add strength to compromised areas around the perimeter of the tooth. Inlays are suggested to replace the inside biting portion of a tooth when the healthy structure remains on the outside biting portion of the tooth.

Why can I just get a filling?

A large dental filling can weaken the remaining healthy structure of the tooth, causing the tooth to crack, break or ultimately need root canal therapy. The forces of your bite can extend this damage as a filling can simply not withstand these forces over time.

What is the advantage of Inlays/Onlays over Crowns?

Inlays and onlays offer a careful preparation that saves as much healthy tooth as possible. Unlike tooth-colored resin fillings, they are not likely to discolor over time. Porcelain, Prefabricated composite, or gold inlays and onlays have a precise fit as a result your tooth can be easier to clean. The weak areas of the tooth are protected by an onlay.

How long will they last?

Although your dentist always wants to provide you with restorative procedures that will last you a long time, practically no procedure can really be considered “permanent” in dentistry. On average Inlays and onlays will last from five to fifteen years, but this is typically dependent on the ‘patient’s oral hygiene and the amount of stress they endure. With correct care, Emax® inlays, and onlays can last a lifetime.

Before Inlays and Onlays

Before Inlays and Onlays

After Inlays and Onlays

After Inlays and Onlays

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