Inlays And Onlays
Inlays and Onlays:
What are inlays and onlays?
In dental science, inlays and onlays are indirect restorations, which means they are made outside of the mouth as a single, solid piece that fits the cavity's size and shape and then attached to the tooth. Matrix dental clinic offers best-in-class Restorative Dentistry treatments in Delhi.
Difference between inlays and onlays?
Inlays and onlays are used in molars or premolars when the tooth have suffered too much damage to assist a basic filling, but not so much damage that a crown is required. The main comparison between them is the proportion and part of the tooth that they cover. An inlay will comprise the pits and fissures of a tooth, primarily affecting the cusps' chewing surface. An only will encompass one or more cusps being enclosed. If all cusps and all the tooth surface is masked, this is then known as a crown.
What are they made of?
Earlier inlays and onlays were made from gold, and it is still generally used today. Substitute materials such as porcelain were first used for inlays back in 1857. Due to its tooth-like colour, porcelain delivers better aesthetic value for the patient. In more recent years, inlays and onlays have commonly been made from ceramic materials. This allows for inlays and onlays to be developed and fitted all in one appointment. Also, no impression taking is needed due to the 3D scanning facility of the machine. Matrix dental clinic is known for the best Restorative Dentistry treatments in South Delhi.
How is the procedure performed?
The process for inlays and onlays may need two dental visits. Before starting the treatment, the dentist will numb the area by injecting local anaesthesia. The decay is extracted to develop the tooth for its new surface. After extracting the decayed area, an impression is made of the prepared tooth so the inlay or onlay material can be cast in a form that will fit the tooth perfectly.
A temporary restoration is then positioned on the tooth to protect it until the final restoration is ready. This can take a few weeks to get ready for usage. The new tooth surface is made of either porcelain or composite resin, depending on the patient's choice and requirements. Upon the next return, the temporary restoration is removed, and the affected tooth is rinsed to prepare for the permanent restoration. The dentist will place the new restoration to ensure that it fits properly and won't intervene with the bite. If the fit is right, a special cement or bonding is applied to attach the inlay or onlay to the tooth. There will also be minor adjustments to be made on the restoration if there is any hindrance. The dentist will polish the cemented structure to the tooth. Highly professional dentists of Matrix clinic perform restorative Dentistry treatments in Vasant vihar.
Is the procedure painful?
Local anaesthesia is always given to the patient for a comfortable and pain-free procedure. Residual pain after the procedure is experienced rarely and can be taken care of by taking over-the-counter medicines. All-important procedures are followed carefully at Matrix dental clinic to provide the best Restorative Dentistry treatments in Vasant Kunj.