Inlays and onlays are indirect fillings or dental restorations that help repair and restore a decayed, damaged, or otherwise compromised tooth. They are used when a cavity is too large for a simple filling or when a tooth is so damaged and decayed that a filling isn’t possible. Inlays and onlays are stronger, fit better, and last longer than traditional fillings. They are also more aesthetically pleasing, allowing for a more natural-looking smile.
Inlays and onlays are typically used on moderately structurally damaged or decayed teeth located at the back of your mouth. In the case of more severe damage, a dental crown will be used to repair your tooth. Inlays and onlays can be seen as a conservative alternative to full crowns.
Inlays and onlays can be made from a variety of materials, including resin, porcelain, and gold. Porcelain and resin inlays and onlays are preferred as they are more aesthetically appealing and can be coloured to look as close to your natural teeth as possible.
Restoring teeth to their optimal form is an art – One which we take great pride in and have meticulously mastered at Ratan and Singh through our years of experience, expertise, and patient-centred approach. If you think that inlays and onlays may be the right dental solution for you, don’t hesitate to contact us to set up your consultation.