Restoring A Tooth In Calgary With An Inlay Or Onlay

OOptins For Amalgam Fillngs In Calgary ur last post talked about the importance of placing a crown when a tooth is weakened due to damage, having a root canal or being heavily restored with a filling.

What are the options for restoring a tooth when a crown is not necessary, but a simple filling is not adequate?

An Inlay is similar to a filling and sits inside the cusp tips of the tooth.  Made from tooth colored material in either porcelain or resin, and custom designed to fit the prepared tooth, an Inlay provides excellent seal, protection and strength to a tooth that is moderately weakened.  The longevity of an Inlay, along with beautiful esthetic results, makes this form of restoration a viable option for anyone requiring restorative treatment to replace existing metal fillings.

An Onlay is very similar to an inlay, with the exception that an Onlay doesn’t just sit in-between the cusps of a molar; it also extends to cover one or more of the cusps.  An Onlay is also made from durable tooth colored materials and improves the structural integrity of the tooth. The custom fit means that the risk of infection is reduced due to bacteria being unable to penetrate the restoration.

Other benefits of Inlays and Onlays include reduced sensitivity, added strength, custom fit, increased tooth preservation, and of course the added benefit of great esthetics.

Bite Dental, in Shawnessy Calgary, is happy to offer patients the choice of Inlays and/or Onlays to restore teeth conservatively but with added benefits compared to a ‘regular filling’.

Dr. Andy Hoe, of Bite Dental, provides Cerec technologyto place Inlays and Onlays in one appointment.  This 3D CAD software creates a customized restoration, without multiple appointments.

Call Bite Dental today to discover more about Cerec ‘One Appointment ‘ Crowns, Inlays, Onlays and Veneers.


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