Dental restoration is comprised of various treatments and options. Your recommended dentist in Centurion can help you understand and learn more about your options. The good health of your teeth goes beyond maintaining proper oral hygiene.
Your dentist discusses “inlays” and “onlays”
What is an “Inlay”?
An inlay is a filling and it is comprised of a mixture of substances such as gold, silver, or porcelain and is cemented onto the cavity after thoroughly cleaning the tooth. Dentists used inlays to “fill” cavities, and thus it is only required for a smaller area of the tooth as opposed to onlays, which cover a much larger area in the mouth.
- Silver (amalgam)
- Composite resin
What is an “Onlay”?
An onlay, on the other hand, can be seen as an extension to the filling and is usually the “crown” used to cover the tooth after having been fitted with a filling. An example of an onlay is the crown used after a root canal treatment.
Onlays is made from various materials, some can last up to 15 years, while others not as long and may need to be replaced. Onlays can be made from the following:
- Composite resin
People often have porcelain veneers (which are also onlays) because they are resistant to stains and look like real teeth.
What are the benefits of inlays and onlays from your dentist?
There are many benefits to restoring your smile and specifically with inlays and onlays because they are durable and last for a number of years before having to be replaced. They repair tooth decay and helps to improve digestion. Digestion starts with being able to chew your food and you’ll need teeth to do so. By restoring your teeth, your confidence level rises and you can take on challenges and face people without having to feel insecure about your appearance.
Talk to your dentist in centurion about treatment options, give us a call today on +27 12 665 1631/5 or pop us an email firstname.lastname@example.org