Dentists use porcelain inlays and onlays as an alternative to direct restoration, which involves placing the filling inside the tooth. An inlay or onlay restoration is a custom-made filling consisting of composite material, gold, or tooth-colored porcelain. However, the two are not similar. For starters, an inlay restoration involves fitting the porcelain inside the cavity or space. On the other hand, in onlay restoration, the porcelain extends to cover the cusp. Because they resemble natural teeth, porcelain inlays and onlays have become popular. The quality of our inlays and onlays is a guarantee since our professional dental laboratory makes them. Afterward, our specialist Dr. Madderra permanently cements them into the tooth.
Your well-being is our top priority. This is why we conduct an initial inspection to ascertain that an inlay or onlay is truly your best option. Our team of qualified specialists is always ready to advise you on the best way forward.
There are many reasons for using inlays and onlays. For one, you can use them to conservatively repair your teeth, if they have large defective fillings. Also, they are useful when fixing teeth with damages as a result of decay or trauma. Furthermore, they are an ideal alternative to conventional silver and composite filling. They are more conservative than crowns because they comprise less tooth structure removal in the preparation of inlays.
So how do you know if you need an inlay or onlay service? You know there is a need for one when there is a break or fracture in your teeth, or you want to remove the decay there. On the other hand, it is also useful in cosmetic enhancement. So it is possible to transform your smile while taking care of your dental hygiene and protecting your teeth from further damage.
The procedure for getting your inlay or onlay is similar. Similarly, both require two appointments. On your first appointment, we take several highly accurate impressions or molds of your teeth. Then we use this to create your custom inlay and a temporary restoration.
Unlike other procedures such as installing a crown, porcelain inlays and onlays require little structural removal. So first is the administration of a local anesthetic. While the tooth is numb, Dr. Madderra will remove any decay and/or old filling materials. As a result, this creates a space that is then thoroughly cleaned and carefully prepared, shaping the surface to properly fit an inlay restoration. After, we apply a temporary filling. This protects the tooth while our dental laboratory makes your inlay.
Of course, as with most dental restorations, inlays and onlays are not always permanent and may someday require replacement. Nevertheless, they are highly durable and will last many years, giving you a beautiful long lasting smile. Not only can they extend the lifespan of your teeth, but they also strengthen individual teeth. In effect, reducing the risk of further damage, hence, saving you future dental bills.
So if you are looking for dependable pediatric dentists or even need dentures, our service is unparalleled. Here at Madderra Dental Spa, we are a team of highly skilled specialists and the best in the field. Moreover, our years of experience in cosmetic and restorative dentistry guarantees that you will only receive the best. Our services extend to people of all ages, from infants to the elderly. Since our offices are accepting new patients, take this chance to be part of our growing list of satisfied patients. Book an appointment with us today to revive that beautiful smile. Visit any of our branches across California in San Francisco, The Castro, Corona Heights, Dolores Heights, and Stonestown, for more information.
Madderra Dental Spa has more than two decades of experience in dental care for residents living in California. Our history dates back to 1991 when this company first started. Since that time, we have owed our success to the standard of excellence that we strive to achieve in our care.