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Dental Inlays & Onlays: Differences, Procedure & Cost

August 16, 2019

Are you feeling shy and hiding your smile just because of broken, chipped, discolored or missed teeth? If yes, then thanks to the advancements in cosmetic dentistry which provide a variety of solutions to settle down your dental issues?

What is the Difference Between an Inlay & Onlay?

Dental Inlay and Onlay are medical procedures that aid to restore the look and functionality of damaged and decayed tooth without burning your pockets.

The procedure is called inlay as it involves the filling to be placed within the center of the tooth after taking the impression which matches the specification of your tooth structure.

Dental Onlay is often in choice when the dental issue is much more than just normal and one or more points or cusps in the tooth needs to be covered. It helps in the substantial repair of chronic dental pain, thereby healing the effects of cavity and tooth decay.

The Inlay/ Onlay Procedure

  • During the first visit, the dentist mear me will examine the problem and will remove the infected area.

  • Then the impression of teeth will be taken to fabricate the look of your natural tooth. Till the time a temporary filling is placed in order to cover the surface of your damaged teeth.

  • The customized fabrication work is completed by the qualified technician; the doctor will then fit the final product into your mouth.

  • Both inlay and onlay are customs molded with materials like gold or resin to offer advantages of durability.

  • If the fit is not proper and the patient finds it difficult to bite and in such cases, glue can be used for better appearance and functionality.

How Much do Inlays & Onlays Cost?

Thanks to the advancements in modern dentistry, it is now possible for everyone to find solutions for their dental issues. Inlay and onlay procedures allow you to throw a dazzling smile by curing all your dental issues in just two or three visits. It is an effective and cost-effective way to restore a smile.

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