What are they?
Onlays and inlays are restorations of the back teeth, made in a dental laboratory from porcelain or resin. The separation and naming of implants and implants is done depending on the size and the part of the tooth that they restore.
For example, onlays are used on natural teeth that lack dental substance and fillings can not be used to cover them.
It is very common for people to call them dental fillings, but they are not. They are constructed differently and the placement technique differs. Thus they ensure greater strength compared to conventional fillings.
What materials are they made of?
In terms of materials of choice we have to choose between porcelain or resin made in traditional ways or with digital technology (CAD / CAM).
The choice is based on parameters such as the size of the restoration, the position of the tooth in the arch, the presence or absence of a groove and the financial capabilities of our patient. Resin provides a wonderful aesthetic result, are cheaper than porcelain coatings and are easier to repair.
What is the procedure?
It takes two appointments to complete. In the first, the old filling and possible caries is removed from the tooth. We continue shaping the cavity of the tooth in the appropriate way.
The first appointment ends with the receipt of your tooth imprint which will be sent to the laboratory. The second appointment is the welding of the onlay. Between the first and the second appointment there is a time of a few days. During this time the tooth is protected by a temporary filling.
What are the advantages?
- It is made of materials with better properties and durability
- High aesthetics
- Time resistant
- Protects the tooth
How mush does it cost?
The cost and price for a patient to have implants or implants in their teeth varies due to several factors. The main factors that affect the cost of inserts or inserts are the material that the patient will choose and the problem that exists.