INLAYS / ONLAYS
Inlays/Onlays are dental restorations, made in the dental technician’s lab. They help in rectifying the rear teeth that might be damaged because of mild or moderate decaying. The process can also help in restoring cracked or fractured teeth, which are not damaged enough for a crown. Made from materials such as porcelain, composite resin and even gold, inlays/onlays are also used in place of metal fillings to get a more natural smile. Unlike metal fillings, they do not expand or contract according to changes in temperature. They also do not change their shape and colour and are extremely strong, compared to the fillings.
If they are made from tooth colour material, they are almost invisible, which helps in maintaining the natural appearance of the teeth. They add to the health of the teeth and make them stronger by 75%. As they are attached to the teeth in a very secure manner, they help in keeping the teeth safe from bacterial attack and prevent the formation of cavities.