Benefits of Inlays and Onlays
There are many Benefits of Inlays and Onlays, which can be read about below. And if you would like more information about how this type of dental care can benefit you, it’s always best to reach out to your dental provider in regards to the Inlays and Onlays Cost, procedure types, etc.
Tooth Color: The tooth color of inlays and onlays can be closely matched in many cases, and onlays can often be made from tooth-colored materials like gold, copper, or other materials. Gold inlays are generally the most expensive, but it’s also generally more durable because of their bright, metallic appearance, making them a good option for some people.
Easy Tooth Cleaning: Cleaning your teeth is easy with inlays and onlays because they’re very durable and can handle being tooth-washed and rinsed. Partial crowns can become soiled and get discolored over time due to bacteria.
Fit: When inlays fit correctly, they are extremely strong and durable, can handle a beating and do their job for many years without fail. The fit is so good that inlays cannot get smaller or fail sooner than expected due to their strength. They fit right over and on an inlay so well that the filling will not get damaged as soon as the fillings are replaced.
Tight Space Fulfillments: If you have a small space between fillings (say between your cusps), try an onlay over a filling instead of crowning it. This way, there is no chance that the filling could fall right over when it gets put in place due to being too close together. This also will help seal the space, helping it stay firmly in place.
Weak Tooth Protector: An onlay can protect the weak areas of the tooth, and help seal those areas up to keep bacteria away from them. They are very stable restorations and can be a great choice to have if your tooth doesn’t have much structure, which is sometimes what happens when the tooth gets a cavity.
Strength and Stability: A dental onlay is very sturdy and stable, and they can handle a lot of punishment and last longer when cared for right, which is another plus for onlays.