If you want to fill minor tooth decay or fracture in your molars or premolars, our dentist offers dental inlays or onlays to fix your problem. This is a single solid piece to fit the shape and size of the cavity made outside the mouth. It is a method that restores the original shape of the teeth.
Inlays and onlays are used in molars and premolars if the damage cannot be treated using a basic filling. The damage also has to be minor such that a crown will not be required. The difference between onlays and inlays dental treatment is in the part and amount of tooth they cover. Inlays will only fill a fissure, while onlays will involve covering more tooth areas.
Some of the materials commonly used to make inlays, and onlays teeth are gold, ceramic, and composites materials.
Gold does not provide aesthetics because of the color difference between it and the teeth. Instead, it is used is because it offers advantages such as high strength and is ductile, which necessitates easy molding. Moreover, it is resistant to abrasion.
Ceramic materials offer aesthetic value since it is of the same color as teeth and has high wear and tear resistance making it a better option than gold.
Composites are used as a restorative materials. In addition, they offer great aesthetic value since they contain different compositions of variable size, content, and filler particles.
Our dentist in Brookfield, CT, will only use inlays and onlays to repair rear teeth that are not so damaged to the point they need a dental crown. They will also be used for fixing mild to moderately decayed teeth.
In case of cracked or fractured teeth, our dentist will opt to use inlays or onlays. Onlays and inlays may also be used in place of cavity filling.
Dental inlays and onlays in Brookfield, CT, are safe for everyone; however, there are some potential risks.
To avoid the risks, you should make sure you give the following details:
Our dentist will carefully perform the procedure to make sure the risks are eliminated.
Everyone can safely use inlays and onlays, but if you have an allergic reaction to metals, you should inform our dentist. Children can also have inlays and onlays. However, parents should watch them closely for a few days after the procedure to ensure no issues arise.
Some of the advantages of getting inlays and onlays include the following:
After fitting inlays and onlays, you should take measures to make sure the procedure is successful.
If you live in Brookfield and need tooth decay treatment or have a fracture or crack in your molars or premolars, visit The Dental Team, and our dentist will check and treat you.