Dental inlays are used to treat teeth that have decay or damage lying within their indented top surfaces and in the grooves between the cusps of the teeth. They can also be used to replace old or damaged metal fillings. Since dental inlays and onlays are made from tooth-coloured porcelain or resin, they provide patients with more durable and natural-looking results than metal fillings. In addition, family dentist Dr. Diaz can influence the shape of the inlays and onlays to ensure a secure bond to the tooth surface thereby adding structural integrity.
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Whereas dental inlays are designed to treat decay within the cusps and top projections of a tooth, onlays are used to treat decay that extends to one or more of the cusps. Like dental inlays, onlays are created from tooth-coloured material, which makes them virtually undetectable to the naked eye. Onlays also help to conserve more tooth structure because their use requires minimal removal a tooth’s surface. Perhaps their most important benefit is that, in saving damaged teeth, onlays help patients avoid the eventual need for more extensive treatment with dental crowns,dental bridges, or dental implants.
In treating dental decay, inlays and onlays help to eliminate tooth sensitivity and eventual tooth loss. Accordingly, dental inlays and onlays offer the following benefits to patients: