DENTAL INLAYS IN BOULDER
REGAIN THAT WINNING SMILE
North Boulder Dentist, Dr. Evans uses dental inlays and onlays to repair rear teeth that have mild to moderate tooth decay, or for cracked teeth where the damage does not warrant a dental crown. Inlays refer to those procedures where the bonded material is limited to the center of the tooth, while onlays refer to those procedures where the bonded material can extend further to one or more cusps of the tooth.
A variety of materials including porcelain, composite resin and sometimes gold can be used to create inlays and onlays. Most often, Dr. Evans will create porcelain inlays and porcelain onlays that have a natural tooth color that makes them blend in seamlessly with the rest of the tooth.
Teeth may require an inlay to restore the strength & health of the structure.
The decayed portion of the tooth is removed from the sound tooth structure.
An inlay is fabricated to match the look and feel of your natural teeth. This restoration often resembles a puzzle piece.
In most cases the restoration will completely blend into the natural tooth structure.
Products used for this treatment:
BENEFITS OF DENTAL INLAYS AND ONLAYS
TA great benefit to porcelain dental inlays and dental onlays is their preservation of healthy tooth as they require only minimal removal of a tooth’s surface in order to restore damaged or decayed areas. Not to mention, they have a great fit and will not expand or contract with temperature like metal fillings. Dental inlays and dental onlays are durable lasting longer than any other type of filling.
THE INLAY/ONLAY PROCESS
Typically, two visits are required for the placements of the dental inlays and onlays. In the first visit, Dr. Evans will take an impression of your tooth that he will send to a dental lab to create the permanent dental inlay or dental onlay. Before you leave, Dr. Evans will fit your tooth with a temporary inlay or onlay to keep the tooth protected between visits. During your second visit, the Dr. Evans will remove the temporary protective material and fit your tooth with the permanent dental inlay or dental onlay restoration.