How do you prepare for an inlay?
Both onlays and inlays must be fitted exactly to your existing damaged tooth. This is a two-appointment treatment, with the first one used to create a mould for your future inlay or onlay and to fit a temporary filling. The first step in the process is to remove any existing filling under local anaesthetic.
What is porcelain inlay?
What is a Porcelain Inlay? An inlay restoration is a custom made filling made of composite material, gold, or tooth-colored porcelain. It is made by a professional dental laboratory and is permanently cemented into the tooth by your dentist.
What is inlay procedure?
Inlay procedure involves placing a custom-made insert in the selected area of the tooth to restore it. The method helps in stabilizing the affected tooth and in preventing further decay. During the procedure, the affected area of the denticle is cleaned; a scan of the tooth is taken for creating the exact-fit filling.
What is the difference between inlay and onlay?
Onlays Vs Dental Crowns The primary distinction between an onlay and an inlay is that an onlay will cover a cusp of the tooth, whereas an inlay only fills the area between the cusps. The cavity is still drilled from the tooth, and an onlay is fabricated to the exact size and shape of the space.
What is immediate dentin sealing?
Immediate dentin sealing (IDS) is the application of a dentin bonding agent to freshly cut dentin when it is exposed during tooth preparation for indirect restorations (inlays/onlays, crowns).
How long do porcelain inlays last?
Dental inlays typically last between half a decade and upwards of two full decades in length. While there is no guarantee dental inlays will approach either of these extremes, fall in the middle or elsewhere, we can help preserve the dental inlays.
Is an inlay cheaper than a crown?
Compared to a crown, an onlay is a less aggressive restoration when one can be performed, as less tooth structure needs to be removed in order to place the onlay. The costs are similar, but an onlay is a little cheaper than a crown. As such, an onlay is actually the preferred restoration when possible.
What is the material of choice for an inlay or onlay restoration?
Traditionally, gold has been the material of choice for inlays and onlays. In recent years, however, porcelain has become increasingly popular due to its strength and color, which can potentially match the natural color of your teeth.