Repair And Restore Your Teeth With Inlays/Onlays
Inlays and onlays are restorative dental treatments that repair damage or decay in the molars and premolars at Aylmer Family Dental in Aylmer. They are an alternative to traditional fillings, which can be more invasive and require additional work to restore shape and strength to the tooth.
What are inlays and onlays, and how are they applied?
Inlays and onlays are custom-made, tooth-coloured materials that fit into the grooves or depressions in damaged teeth. Each inlay or onlay is fabricated to the exact size and shape of the cavity once the tooth decay is removed. An inlay fits into the biting surface between the cusps of a tooth, and an onlay covers one or more cusps of the tooth. Onlays are larger than inlays and cover part or all of the affected area. Both are securely bonded to your teeth using a dental adhesive.
What are the advantages of inlays and onlays?
Inlay/onlay treatments can restore teeth damaged by decay, trauma, or wear and tear. They are a good choice when more conservative methods of filling cavities may not be strong enough, but there is not enough damage to warrant a crown. They look natural and can be matched to the shade of your teeth, and with proper maintenance, inlays and onlays can last for many years.
Who is a good candidate for an inlay and onlay treatment?
Inlays and onlays are recommended for teeth with moderate to severe damage or decay. They can be a good choice when traditional fillings may not be enough to provide strength and stability to the tooth.
If you would like to learn more about inlays and onlays, contact Aylmer Family Dental today. Our friendly, helpful staff is here to address any questions or concerns you may have and set you down the road to optimal oral health.
Contact Aylmer Family Dental About Inlay/Onlays Today!
- Repair teeth that have been damaged
- Revive a natural-looking smile
- Restore your bite function
- Protect your teeth from further decay
- Show off a confident new smile!