What Are Inlays And Onlays?
At Smile Hub Dental Clinic, we offer Inlays and Onlays to restore teeth towards the back of the mouth that have decay or damage. Inlays and Onlays are stronger and last longer than tooth coloured fillings. Large white fillings are not always strong enough for large cavities when a lot of tooth structure is broken down or missing. Also, it can be difficult to build up the tooth shape properly using white composite resin filling material. Ceramic inlays and onlays are made in a dental laboratory which allows the use of higher strength ceramics which will last longer for you compared to a white filling. At Smile Hub our expert cosmetic dentists aim to provide early treatment to preserve as much natural tooth as possible. Delaying treatment for tooth decay or damage can result in a patient needing root canal treatment. It can also potentially lead to the loss of a tooth. Prevention is better than cure when it comes to your oral healthcare.
Teeth that are damaged and decayed need to be restored so that your ability to chew properly is not compromised. At Smile Hub Dental Clinic, we provide patients with a number of treatment options to restore teeth that look natural and provide strength and stability. Inlays and onlays are also known as partial dental crowns and are made using a strong ceramic material. This results in an invisible restoration that can last for many years.
The benefits of inlays and onlays is that these restorations are made for back teeth that have a larger amount of damage. Inlays and onlays are preferable when a tooth has a larger cavity, crack or fracture. A white filling will not provide enough strength and a dental crown may involve cutting away too much tooth to cover the tooth properly with a crown. Inlays and onlays are less destructive as they leave more of your tooth unprepared and they only sit inside and on top of your tooth. Ceramic inlays and onlays are made by experienced dental technicians from ceramic or sometimes gold so that they fit your tooth precisely.
Please call us on 01 5253888 or Book Online Now so that our experienced dental team can examine your teeth and advise you on the best course of action to restore your broken, decayed or weakened tooth. We look forward to welcoming you to North Dublin’s Premier Dental Clinic.