Professional Dental Inlays & Onlays
Tooth restoration has many methods and many different procedures. Dental inlays and onlays are a more traditional approach to tooth restoration, but no less effective than a full crown. A dental inlay or onlay from your New York cosmetic dentist is a method that is commonly used to repair rear teeth that are cracked or decaying, but the damage isn’t severe enough to apply a crown. Common materials used to bond to the tooth include composite resin, porcelain, and sometimes even gold. An inlay is a procedure where the material used remains isolated to the center of the tooth while an only involves the material being extended further to the cusps of the tooth.
What Dental Inlays & Onlays Are Used For
Dental inlays and onlays are used when old fillings need to be removed or replaced because they are chipped, broken or have leaky cracked margins on the old restorations
If one uses a magnifying glass or takes a picture in close range of these restorations, it will show indications of leaky margins or cracked restorations. Leaky margins are often the first step in breaking down of a restoration
The damage is easily restored with Porcelain Inlays and Onlays. These are lab processed porcelain pieces, which are fabricated using CADCAM technology. The inlays and onlays are then cemented in with resin cement, which provides adequate strength for the restoration from fracturing and also prevents Marginal leaks and decay.
INLAYS & ONLAYS