Inlays and Onlays – one of the most durable dental restorations available
Our Inlays and onlays, at Alta Dental in Upland, CA, may be fabricated with ceramic or porcelain. The dental restoration is brought into the tooth and cemented permanently with an adhesive – a process we call dental bonding. With proper care and good oral hygiene, inlays and onlays increase your oral and overall health and confidence for years to come.
Inlays and onlays are more superior to standard tooth fillings for so many reasons:
- Since it is cemented, it offers better retentive property because the cement contributes to success of the restoration.
- Being crafted outside of the mouth and in the laboratory, it can be made to follow better detail and precision in terms of dental anatomy. What you get, as a result, is a restoration that closely resembles the appearance of natural teeth.
- Standard tooth fillings can really do the job well but our inlays and onlays can effectively fill larger cavities — even those that are harder to fill because very little healthy tooth structure is left to support the filling material.
Inlays and Onlays by Dr. Zaveri – Alta Dental in Upland,CA
The decayed tooth will be cleansed and prepared. Next it will be drilled and eliminated of diseased tissue and then filled accordingly. Traditional tooth fillings can be directly applied, but another option is presented in the form of inlays and onlays.
For this dental procedure, local anesthesia is needed. Upland, CA dentist Dr. Zaveri prepares the tooth in much the same way as he would do for tooth fillings. But unlike a dental filling following a direct approach, for inlays and onlays, after the tooth has been prepared, an impression is made and then sent to the dental laboratory for the fabrication of the inlay or onlay.
This is basically where the standard filling and the inlays/onlays are different from each other. While the inlay or onlay is being fabricated, your tooth will have to wear a temporary filling so that it is sealed and prevented from being exposed to potential sensitivity.
For this treatment, we use:
For lasting and unnoticeable dental restorations, consult Dr. Zaveri.