With Dental Inlays and Onlays can restore broken teeth that are beyond the repair of a filling in 1 visit.
What are Dental Inlays and Onlays?
Inlays and Onlays are indirect restorations made from porcelain or composite resin materials. The restoration is fabricated by our E4D milling technology to match the exact cavity in the tooth then carefully bonded to tooth’s surface.
Less protective than a full coverage porcelain crown but substantially stronger than a tooth-coloured composite filling, inlays and onlays can be the best option for many restorative situations.
What is the difference between Dental Inlays and Onlays?
Inlays cover only one or two surfaces of the tooth, and is used to restore a smaller amount of decay.
Onlays cover one or more cusps (the chewing surfaces of the tooth), and offers greater protection for moderately fractured or decayed teeth.
How do these restorations protect the tooth? Inlays and onlays are incredibly strong – due to the fact that they are made from high quality porcelain and are skilfully fabricated by our specialist dental technician.
By protecting the tooth from fracturing, inlays and onlays actually strengthen the tooth. Inlays and onlays fit perfectly into the prepared surface of the tooth, helping to keep decay from reoccurring under the restoration.
Made from porcelain, inlays and onlays match the colour and shade of your teeth—which means your inlays and onlays will seamlessly match the rest of your teeth and they should feel like normal teeth too.
Before the restoration can be applied the tooth needs to be prepared. Dental decay and damaged parts of the tooth are removed and the inlay or onlay will be designed and moulded to fit the prepared area.
At justSMILE in Ramsgate we use the latest technique and technologies dentistry has to offer. One of these pieces of technology is the E4D system. The E4D system enables the dentist at justSMILE to design and create porcelain restorations in just one appointment. That means no messy moulding material and no annoying temporary restorations.
Very professional dentist, easy going, pleasant character that makes sure every step of the way you are comfortable and notified of the procedure, highly recommend this dentist!!!
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