Dental Fillings in Brampton
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Inlays and Onlays
Inlays and Onlays in Brampton
If you’re suffering from extensive tooth decay, our dental professionals might recommend an inlay or onlay as a restorative solution rather than a dental filling. Both are designed to fit large areas of decay in the tooth. They are similar in function to a filling, only stronger and created outside of the mouth rather than being shaped directly against the tooth by our dentists. We work with a professional dental lab to create custom-fitted restorations that match your tooth.
Inlay vs. Onlay
Inlays and onlays are designed to fill large cavities or spaces in the tops of the molars and premolars. An inlay fills an area in the centre of the tooth, while an onlay spans the chewing surface across the top of the tooth, including the cusps (ridges) of the tooth top. Both pieces are custom-fitted to your teeth and created in a lab for long-lasting durability, and then cemented in place by our experienced dental team. Both inlays and onlays help preserve the natural tooth structure below the restoration.
Because inlays and onlays are customized for an individual, the treatment process requires two visits. During the first visit, our dental professionals will carefully prepare your tooth or teeth and take an impression for the dental lab to work with. It can take a couple of weeks for your inlay or onlay to be ready. On the second visit, the inlay or onlay will be installed and adjusted for a precise fit. When it’s all done, you’ll be able to chew and smile with confidence!
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