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Inlay-Onlay Restorations

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About Inlay-Onlay Restorations

One of the restorations treatment called dental inlays and onlays can be perform to repair rear teeth that have fair amount of decay. Besides, it can be used to restore teeth that are cracked if the damage is not critical sufficient to need a dental crown.

Inlays and onlays are normally composed from porcelain, composite resin, and gold. As they can be made from tooth-colored materials, inlays and onlays are used as alternative option of metal dental fillings for those patients who wish a natural appearance of smile.

If you are uncomfortable with silver dental fillings then there is another choice for natural- looking fillings, such as a dental inlay.

A dental inlay is a kind of restoration that appears like natural teeth and fixes an existing tooth that is damaged for helping a tooth filling. It covers the chewing area between the cusps, while onlays restore one or more fractured cusps.

Both dental inlays and dental onlays are helpful to repair the tooth’s chewing area, and in some situations, repair teeth with other restoration alternatives: the dental filling, which fills a hole in the tooth, and the dental crown.