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Porcelain and Composite Onlays, Inlays

Fillings that are fabricated by labs

Amalgam (silver fillings) that have been used in posteror region for a long time have been abondened to a great extent for nicer looking esthetic and strong fillings such as composite fillings done with direct tecnique and composite ,porcelain fillings done with indirect tecnique.

Inlays and onlays are dental restorations used by a select number of dentists  In certain cases, inlays and onlays are a conservative alternative to full coverage dental crowns. Also known as indirect fillings, inlays and onlays offer a well-fitting, stronger, longer lasting reparative solution to tooth decay or similar damage. These restorations are beneficial from both an esthetic and functional point of view.

Inlays and onlays can often be used in place of traditional dental fillings to treat tooth decay or similar structural damage. Whereas dental fillings are molded into place within the mouth during a dental visit, inlays and onlays are fabricated indirectly in a dental lab before being fitted and bonded to the damaged tooth by your dentist.

The restoration is dubbed an “inlay” when the material is bonded within the center of a tooth. Conversely, the restoration is dubbed an “onlay” when the extent of the damage requires inclusion of one or more cusps (points) of the tooth or full coverage of the biting surface.

Indirect fillings emerged from a need to better restore the interproximal areas (the area between two teeth)and very large fillings which couldn’t be done directly in the mouth.The fact that interproximal spaces coıldn’t be shaped properly,where teeth were overdamaged but a crown was not the choice of treatment,and the desire to have better looking restorations in mouth have increased the reserch activities to find materials that meet the needs.Furthermore the bonding technology came to a such a good level that it also impacted that esthetic and reliably strong porcelain or composite materials came into the market.

Inlays and Onlays: The Benefits of the Conservative Approach

Superior Fit: Inlays and onlays offer a conservative preparation that preserves as much healthy tooth as possible. They are a great choice if you have minimal to moderate tooth decay that extends into a flossing area, offering an excellent alternative to full coverage crowns.

Tooth Color: Boasting esthetic longevity, inlays and onlays are not likely to discolor over time as tooth-colored resin fillings often do.

Tooth Structure Safeguard: Inlays and onlays preserve the maximum amount of healthy tooth structure while restoring decayed or damaged areas, helping to ensure functional longevity.

Easy Tooth Cleaning: Because the fit is tailored at all edges and the preparation minimal, your tooth can be easier to clean than it would be with full coverage restorative alternatives such as a dental crown. Composite fillings can shrink during the curing process, whereas prefabricated porcelain or gold inlays and onlays will not (ensuring a precise fit).

Tight Space Fulfillments: If you have a cavity between your teeth, consider an inlay rather than a direct composite filling. Inlays are better at sealing teeth to keep out bacteria; they are easy to clean, will not stain and offer exceptional longevity.

Strength and Stability: Inlays and onlays are extremely stable restorative solutions for the treatment of decay. The superior fit and durable material make inlays and onlays a stable choice that can actually strengthen a damaged tooth.

Weak Tooth Protector: An onlay can protect the weak areas of the tooth. The procedure does not require the complete reshaping of the tooth.

Composite  Inlay and Onlays

Especially fabricated resin originated composite fillings that are lab made and cemented with bonding tecniques to teeth

IPS (Injectable Press Seramic)

A material which can be compared to natural tooth in terms of wear caracteristics.After decay has been removed impressions are taken and transferred to laboratories and fabricated under special press mashines to meet the needs of the indirect systems.

These type of porcelain fillings have ideal esthetics, minimum microlekage (minimum decay possibility of the filling tooth interface) very similar wear characteristics with natural tooth, doesn’t wear like composite fillings, eliminates the need for a crown.

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