Inlays and Onlays
Inlays and Onlays are the same as partial crowns. If the tooth is partially decayed or chipped, to restore it and strengthen the tooth, we recommend Inlay or Onlay estimations. Inlays and Onlays are made of porcelain or metal like gold. This process takes 2-3 weeks in two visits. After removing the decayed or chipped tooth, we take an impression of the remaining tooth structure and send it to the dental lab. The laboratory fabricates the Inlays and Onlays.
Inlays or Onlays are bigger than a filling and smaller than a crown. They replace the decayed or broken part of a tooth. They are bonded or cemented into place.
Inlays or Onlays can be made of gold, composite resin, or ceramics. They can last for a long time.
How long they last depend on:
How well you maintain them with good oral hygiene and regular visits to a dentist
The material used
The teeth involved
The forces of chewing