Inlays and Onlays
Dentist in Antioch, TN
Inlays and Onlays
Inlays and onlays are customized dental restorations that are made in a dental laboratory. They are usually used in place of simple fillings to cover up large cavities. Inlays and Onlays are similar in the sense that they are both solid and custom-formed material. Depending on the size of the cavity, Inlays cast into the grooves of your teeth. On the other hand, Onlays are larger than Inlays, and they are used to fill up bigger cavities. They extend over your teeth’s cusps.
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What are the different types of Inlay/Onlay materials
Inlays and Onlays are made up of different materials like:
- Gold- – They are quite durable, making them an excellent choice for protecting your teeth’ cusps from cavities. With gold Inlays/Onlays, there is a meager chance for fracture, and they are stain-resistant too. However, it is an expensive choice and does not blend well with your natural teeth’ color.
- Ceramic- made of porcelain, these tooth-colored restorations can be customized according to your teeth’s shape and size. Being a durable material, these are less prone to fracture and are stain-resistant too.
- Composite resin- It helps in filling large cavities that cannot be done using the traditional fillings. They are quite strong, too, and being the color of your natural teeth, it blends with your facial aesthetics naturally.
Inlays and Onlays have a quick recovery time. However, you will need to follow your regular oral hygiene to ensure there is no plaque build-up. Brush and floss twice a day and use mouthwash after each meal. You should also have a check on your sugar intake and avoid sweet food items like candies. Apart from these, ensure to visit your dentist at least twice a year to check your teeth and the Inlays/Onlays condition.
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Brite Smilez Dental
Antioch, TN 37013
Hours of Operation
Friday and Saturday by Appointment