Dental Inlay & Onlays An Overview
Inlays and onlays are an effective treatment option for advanced tooth decay. They are used in situations where a dental crown is too much, but a dental filling is not enough. Inlays and onlays are made from high-quality dental resin. They can be a long-term solution for preserving the integrity of your tooth and preventing future tooth decay. General dentist Dr. Suman Chibb always aims to offer the most conservative treatment options possible. We aim to restore your oral health and preserve the natural function and health of your teeth.
Tooth decay is a common dental health concern. When left untreated, decay can damage the integrity of your teeth, and may result in the need for a tooth extraction. Routine dental checkups can allow for early detection and effective treatment. Inlays and onlays are more conservative than dental crowns but more secure than a traditional dental filling.
Inlay Vs. Onlay
Inlays and onlays both address tooth decay. They are used in different ways to treat decay affecting varying regions of the tooth.
- Inlay- Inlays are designed to cover large areas of decay or damage on the surface of a tooth. The inlay material is color matched to your tooth for a seamless result. An inlay fits securely to seal shut the decayed region of your tooth, and help support the tooth structure.
- Onlay- An onlay is like a partial crown. The onlay is designed to fit snugly in the cusp of a tooth to treat decay in the valleys of the tooth. Onlays are commonly used to treat decay in the molars that can be difficult to treat with a traditional dental filling.