If you are looking for tooth restorations that really match your teeth, not just blend in, you’re looking for inlays or onlays. If you’re looking for tooth restorations that actually strengthen your teeth, you’re looking for inlays or onlays. If you’re looking for the longest-lasting restorations available, then you’re looking for inlays or onlays.
Inlays and onlays are ceramic fillings that give peerless cosmetic and functional results. To learn whether they are right for you, please call 201-343-4044 or email the River Edge Dental Center for General & Cosmetic Dentistry today for an appointment.
Benefits of Dental Inlays and Onlays
Dental inlays and onlays are the best filling option available. They are made using some of the most advanced materials available, and as a result, they offer the following benefits:
- Most natural-looking tooth restoration option
- Can restore lost strength
- Is the longest-lasting tooth restoration option available.
Dental inlays and onlays are made of an advanced ceramic material. This ceramic can be precisely matched to the color of your teeth, and the luster of them is closer to the appearance of your natural teeth.
The advanced ceramic used in inlays and onlays is strong enough that it isn’t just a filler material — it restores strength lost when your tooth decays. They’re made of the same material used in all-ceramic crowns, so you know they can be very strong.
As a result of their strength, inlays and onlays can last longer than other fillings, including both tooth-colored fillings and metal-amalgam fillings. They can also look more attractive for longer, as dental inlays and onlays have a ceramic coating that helps them stay stain-free.
The Process for Dental Inlays and Onlays
The only real drawback for dental inlays and onlays is that they have a more complicated process than other fillings.
First, decay is removed from your tooth. Then an impression is taken of your prepared tooth. This impression is sent to a dental lab while you are fitted with a temporary filling that is designed to protect your tooth. This temporary filling may be similar to the regular tooth-colored filling.
When the final filling is ready, it is checked for color and fit. If there are slight problems with color or fit, they may be adjusted. In rare cases, it might be necessary to send it back to be remade. If these are as desired, then the inlay or onlay is permanently cemented in place.
If you would like to learn whether dental inlays or onlays are the right filling choice for you, please call 201-343-4044 or email the River Edge Dental Center for General & Cosmetic Dentistry today for an appointment.