The dental onlays and inlays procedures are required for replacement or removal of old fillings. Inlays are like standard fillings, as it fits into the cusp tips of the tooth. The dental onlays extend over the cusps of the restored tooth, as compared to inlays. The dentists manage inlays and onlays dental procedures under local anesthesia as it requires drilling of decayed or damaged tooth structure. With the impressions taken of the remaining tooth, the inlays or onlays are fabricated in the office using various resin materials and are crafted within minutes thanks to the in-office CEREC. Redford Dental Care in Carmichael has highly skilled dentists, who are experts in handling inlays and onlays dental procedures; therefore do not hesitate to schedule an appointment with Dr. Redford or Dr. Davey to get your oral issues taken care of.
Inlays and onlays are technical dental procedures that require a greater level of skills and expertise. If you need an inlay and/or onlay procedure done, then visit Redford Dental Care, as our offer of quality inlays and onlays procedures come with minimal charges and attractive discounts.
What is a Dental Inlays & Onlays Procedure?
Inlays and onlays are the two dental procedures used in the restoration of standard tooth structure after damage or decay. These are indirect fillings, which are bonded or cemented to the surface of the tooth in a laboratory, after the first dental visit. The interesting thing is this that inlays and onlays procedures do not have any negative impact on the tooth structure, but rather it provides strength to it. With these dental procedures, the tooth can bear more chewing force than it had. Inlays are indirectly fabricated dental restorations used in repairing of a decayed or chipped tooth. The term ‘indirect fabrication’ indicates that the tooth formed for the inlay in the CEREC is a stone replica and not the actual tooth itself.
After stone replica tooth (inlay) formed, it is luted (glued) into the tooth. The inlays can be prepared from multiple kinds of materials, such as gold, silver, and several other types of ceramic ingredients. The only difference between fillings and inlays is that inlays are made in labs or in our office, the CEREC, while fillings are made directly on the tooth. Crowns and fillings are standard dental procedures used by the dentists to restore the weakened tooth, but onlays and inlays procedures are more preferred over them.
Onlays are a procedure managed in just one dental appointment. During your visit, a local anesthetic injected by the dentists into the gums of the patient numbs the teeth to start the drilling procedure for removal of contaminated regions of the teeth. Then the digital impression of the remaining tooth is taken using the CEREC, where resin or porcelain are used in onlays’ fabrication. The onlay is made in minutes and is then installed by bonding it with the tooth and then the patient is requested to bite to check its performance and rectify it; if needed.
Patients feel a little discomfort after the onlay and inlay dental procedure, and at times, the new tooth surface may feel odd, but it takes little time to get used to. It is possible that the tissue around the restored tooth might feel sensitive or sore, but it will heal in few days. If in any case, you feel discomfort slightly longer than you must take pain medication to relieve the symptoms, visit your dentist.
When Should Inlays and Onlays Be Used?
The cosmetic dentists recommend inlays to those clients, whose tooth is difficult to reinstate in its effective shape and is unable to maintain effective contact with the other teeth. In inlays procedures, minimal tooth structure is detached, and this procedure is quite like the general tooth fillings. Individuals, who have too much decay or damage in their tooth are the ideal ones for both onlay and inlay procedures. The inlays and onlays procedures are for individuals, who still have a sufficient number of the healthy tooth; otherwise, the dentist would recommend them for a dental crown procedure. While, Dr. Redford and Dr. Davey recommend onlays to those individuals, who have a much larger dental cavity that cannot be filled with the normal filling procedure.
Onlays are used to cover biting surfaces of the tooth and also to fill those areas that required cavity removal. In onlays, less healthy tooth structure is removed, as compared to the ratio applied during the dental crown procedure. The decay gaps are filled with pre-molded fillings also known as inlays by the dentists at Redford Dental Care, Carmichael. Both inlays and onlays procedures help strengthen those teeth that have become weaker due to large cavities and that have greater tooth fracturing risk. The inlay and onlay are made from hardwearing ingredients, such porcelain that can last for many years.
How Long Should Inlays and Onlays Last?
Inlays and onlays last much longer than dental crowns or dental fillings, but they will ultimately need to be changed. As per the experts’ opinion, inlays and onlays last for around 20 to 30 years; provided any other issue does not evolve.
Are Inlays and Onlays Covered by Insurance?
Inlays and onlays cost in between $600 to $1200 per tooth. Most of the insurance plans cover some or all the costs of inlays and onlays procedures. These dental treatments are not solely introduced for cosmetic purposes but are also used to restore decayed or damaged teeth to health.
Schedule a Consultation Today
To find out more about inlays and outlays, call Redford Dental Care at 916-972-8851, or book a consultation using the form on our Contact Us page. We are located at 6246 Fair Oaks Boulevard, Carmichael, CA. Dr. Redford and Dr. Davey would be pleased to meet you and talk about the ways that can give you a better smile.
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