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Tooth Coloured Inlay / Onlays

Dental Inlay & Onlay are laboratory- processed restoration (filling) which are used to restore the lost structure of teeth. Dental Inlay & Onlay can either be made of cast metal, porcelain or composite resin material.

Indications For Inlay/Onlay

  • Grossly decayed abutment teeth due to dental caries (tooth decay)
  • Teeth with not enough crown height
  • Supra-erupted teeth when there is gum disease or missing teeth in the opposing jaw
  • Severely attrited teeth

Contraindications for Inlay/Onlay

  • Patients with poor oral hygiene
  • In case with minimal loss of tooth structure (Minimal tooth structure loss can be restored with normal Dental Fillings or Restorations)
  • When there is inadequate enamel to hold the restoration

Steps in the Inlay/Onlay Procedure

-Removal of cavity filling

-Taking an Impression (inlay/onlay)

-Placement of Temporary filling

-Placement of Inlay/onlay

Benefits of inlays and onlays:

  • More resistant to fractures and damage than regular cavity fillings.
  • Stain-resistant unlike metal amalgam fillings that oxidize and turn black
  • Custom made for a good fit a patient’s tooth structure, color, and shape