Inlays and Onlays
When it comes to inlays and onlays, it is first important to understand the difference between the two.
Inlays are similar to fillings in that they fill the inside of a tooth. While fillings are made from a putty-like substance that hardens once it’s in the tooth, inlays are prepared beforehand and are generally used to fill larger gaps than fillings. Inlays are not used to cover the biting surface of the tooth.
Onlays are used when one or more biting surfaces, or cusps, need to be replaced. They are built to go over the edge of the tooth. Just like inlays, they are prepared ahead of time to perfectly match the area of the tooth that needs to be replaced.
Dr. Matian’s approach to inlays and onlays
For both inlays and onlays, Dr. Matian uses biocompatible ceramic. This means that it interacts well with your body’s natural chemicals, causing no complications once it is cemented into place.
In addition to its biocompatible advantage, ceramic presents another advantage, which is its aesthetic appearance. Because ceramic is white, Dr. Matian’s patients won’t have unsightly metal in their teeth. Additionally, Dr. Matian can further customize the inlays or onlays so they blend seamlessly with the rest of your teeth.
Large Silver/Mercury "Amalgram" filling replaced with porcelain onlay.
Inlays and onlays in a day with CEREC technology
For patients with a busy schedule, Dr. Matian is proud to offer same-day inlays and onlays with the use of the CEREC software and milling unit. This in-house device will produce your inlays or onlays while you wait, eliminating the need for any follow-up appointment. It all goes toward providing the best inlays and onlays Encino has available.LEARN MORE ABOUT CEREC
At BioDental, we consistently go above and beyond to provide our patients with premier dental treatment. If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment, please give us a call.