Edmonton Inlay/Onlay Procedure
There are cases when damage is done to teeth by decay is expensive to be cured with a simple tooth filling, yet not sufficiently significant to need a full-coverage crown. In this instance, the most excellent option for bringing back the condition of your teeth is through Inlay/Onlay.
Inlays and onlays are regarded as indirect fillings. This refers to the fabrication outside of your mouth normally via a dental laboratory and then attached to the tooth. Our Saskatoon dentist wil take care of this. This is contrary to the direct filling, wherein it is applied straight to the cavity in just one visit.
Indirect fillings are known as inlays, once fits in the cusps or small points of a molar or premolar tooth. However, it is called onlay once it covers one or many of the cusps. Inlay and onlays have the same procedure.
How Inlay/Onlay Works?
Getting this procedure is like what you will experience when putting a crown, with one vital distinction; less of the natural tooth structure will have to be eliminated through drilling to ready the tooth for inlay or onlay. With regards to the crown, the tooth has to undergo a considerable shaping method in order to fit inside the new covering. Our Edmonton dentists objective is to maintain and protect as much as possible, the natural structure of your tooth. We often suggest this procedure, rather than crown when a tooth can be revived with this more traditional kind of cosmetic dental treatment.
When getting an inlay/onlay treatment, first, your dentist will numb your tooth as well as the surrounding area with anesthetic and then eliminate the decay. The dentist will need to do this so as to stop the decay that is really a kind of infection, from growing deeper into your tooth.
When done preparing your tooth, the next step is to take an impression of it. This is done through the use of a putty-like material or digital and send to the dental lab. This impression will be utilized to create a model of the tooth for the making of inlay/onlay. The last restoration can be made out of a resin, or tooth-colored ceramic or gold. You can talk about these choices in full detail with your Saskatoon dentist.
Prior to leaving the clinic, our dentist will put a temporary filling to the tooth to keep it safe and sound until the restoration is ready. During the second visit, the permanent restoration will be put to your tooth with resin, which hardens once exposed to a light or a kind of permanent cement.
An inlay or onlay is extremely tough and strong. It also lasts longer and does need regular maintenance than any other tooth. Regular flossing and brushing, as well as regular teeth cleaning done by our expert dentists, is what you need in order to ensure the inlay and onlay will last for many years.
If you need inlay/onlay treatment, we are the right Edmonton dental clinic to visit. We have years of experience in this kind of treatment, and we have skilled and expert dentists to do the treatment. Call us to let us know how we can help you.