What are Onlays and Inlays? Sacramento, CA

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There are a lot of dental issues that can be caused by unhealthy foods and poor dental hygiene. Dentistry makes a solution for our problems. Cavities are the causes why we have holes in our teeth either minimal or excessive. So onlays and inlays are to the rescue! These two treatments can restore damaged tooth holes, as well prevent tooth cavities.


The difference between Onlays and Inlays

  • Dental Inlays. Inlays are used if the cavity and fractures are too large to cover for a simple filling. It is a single and solid piece of material made to fit in a specific shape and size for the damaged area. You can avail inlays depending on your preferred material, whether it is metal, gold or composite. Most inlays are durable than the usual composite or amalgam fillings.
  • Dental Onlays. Onlays are more than an inlay, but clearly, it is not a crown. Its restoration is described by covering a partial part of the tooth surface called cusp. Onlays are long-lasting and are a stronger option for repairing damaged tooth structures. Restoration around the surface of the chewing areas that are composed of one or more surfaces is onlays. Like inlays, you can choose your preferred material.

Dental inlays are placed at the top where the damaged tooth needed a restoration, while dental onlays placed in a more extended way passing the cusp of the treated tooth. Inlays and onlays are just like dental fillings, though this procedure allows your dentist to retain your original and natural teeth.

Inlays and onlays are durable and can last up to 20 or 30 years. They are consist of strong, and hard-wearing materials that aims to protect and repair your damage teeth from tooth decay and cavities. These treatments can strengthen your teeth more than traditional fillings. And since it can last longer, it can prevent the teeth for more dental procedures in the future. Most of inlays and onlays are transparent in color, which can blend into your teeth looking natural as the original tooth. Prefabricated onlays will not shrink while it cures, than the usual fillings. It is strong and stable and strengthens the damaged tooth.

Contact us to book your appointment and let us help you with your dental needs including repair of Chipped Tooth in Sacramento. We are located at 4410 Duckhorn Dr., Suite A, Sacramento, CA 95834 or call us at (916) 382-0992.