All teeth are not the same, even when it comes to damages. This is why some teeth tend to be more damaged than others. So, the restoration procedure also varies depending on the extent of damage.
For those teeth that are only having mild to moderate decay, crowns are not needed. Similarly, lightly chipped teeth or teeth with minor cracks and fractures do not need major dental implants like crowns. For such teeth, inlays or outlays would suffice.
What are Inlays and Outlays?
Inlays are fillings such as gold, porcelain or any other composite that is placed inside the teeth. This filling provides an indirect restoration of teeth. These inlays are great alternative to amalgams or composites that would compromise on the structure of the teeth, especially when such elaborate procedures are not needed.
Onlays, on the other hand, are used for larger restorations. They store all sides of the teeth, including the exterior areas. Sometimes, it even occurs on more than one side of the teeth. In most cases, onlays are made of porcelain because of their larger size.
Inlays and outlays have many advantages over traditional metal filings. Firstly, these implants are made of tough and hard materials that last up to 30 years or more. Moreover, unlike traditional filings, these inlays and outlays help to strengthen the teeth by more than 75 percent as opposed to metal filings that reduce the strength of the teeth by 50 percent. On the whole, both these inlays and outlays enhance the life of your teeth and reduce the need for more dental procedures in the future.
Inlays and Outlays at Irresistible Smiles
Dr. Safarian, the chief dentist at Irresistible Smiles, has all experience needed to decide if your teeth need a crown or just inlays and outlays. This can be a crucial decision in the world of dental implants because it can make a difference to your teeth set, shape of your face and ability to get a beautiful smile. Your natural teeth is what makes you unique and charming, so Dr. Safarian would like to work around it to make it more beautiful rather than fixing dental implants when not needed. This is why inlays and outlays are another popular choice when it comes to restoring your teeth and you smile along with it. This is a part of our promise to give you the best possible dental health.
Dr. Safarian uses the best and the gentlest of methods to fix inlays and outlays. To start with, he examines the local filings and removes them with local anesthesia. He then takes an impression of the tooth and sends it to the dental laboratory. Once the inlay or outlay is received, he cements it in place during the next appointment, and you are all set to flash the beautiful smile to the world.
For any further questions or doubts, reach out to us today. Our customer service representatives are well-versed in all aspects of dentistry, so they can answer all your questions with the best answers.
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