Inlays and Onlays
Inlays and onlays are treatments on the molars or premolars that replace amalgam (fillings) and composites. They are cut from a ceramic block and inserted in the tooth where the fillings would have been. The advantages are numerous:
- Inlays and onlays are more durable than composites;
- They restores the tooth to its original strength;
- When replacing a mercury filling, the result is more attractive;
- The tooth is often less sensitive to hot and cold.
After removing the fillings, the remaining walls are sometimes very thin. It is then counter-indicated to use an amalgam or a composite as the tooth becomes too fragile. An inlay restoration is preferable in this case and may help avoid a root canal or the placement of a crown.
CEREC inlays and onlays
Rather than sending your inlay be cut in the laboratory and having to return to the clinic in one or two weeks, we can mill the inlay or onlay on site. This is made possible by CEREC, a proven German technology that we have been using since 1997. At a cost equivalent, CEREC saves you a second visit and a second injection of anesthetic.
Talk to your dentist. He will help you choose the most appropriate treatment for your situation.