They are sometimes known as partial crowns. Such partial crowns are employed when a healthy enamel portion of the tooth is supposed to be still healthy. An inlay or onlay can be identified as a puzzle piece which will be fitted into the residual portion of the teeth to assist in increasing its strength. This piece is generally crafted out of gold or porcelain. It can also be made of a compound material. We’ll make a determination as to which restoration will work best in a particular situation.
An inlay is implemented when no damage is there in the cusps of the teeth. It is basically placed within these cusps. On the other hand, an onlay is implemented when slightly more extensive damage is found in the structure of the teeth. Such types of restoration are placed over at least one of the cusps on the teeth.
When we make a decision to go ahead with an inlay or onlay, it will take about 2-3 appointments to deal with the overall process. Basically, the majority of these types of procedures are done within two visits, but sometimes a third visit is required to ensure an appropriate fit. The process initiates with the removal of decay in the teeth. After the decay is removed, an impression will be taken by us of the teeth. That impression will be driven to our lab where the new restoration will be crafted. You don’t need to worry as we will present you a temporary restoration so that it will resemble your natural teeth. With the help of it, you can continue with your daily life without getting anxious about incompatible or missing teeth.
When you’ll arrive for the second visit to our clinic, there will be a procedure of the placement of your final restoration. As a result, an inlay or onlay will be fitted into the mouth. There will be an attempt from our side to make sure that your new restoration looks like one of your natural teeth. In the end, the inlay or onlay will be cemented into the mouth and thus providing you with a superbly restored smile.