Conservative dentistry is involved with the preservation of natural teeth. It aims to preserve teeth that still have important aesthetic function. Restoration of damaged teeth typically made with a filling or an inlay.
White fillings are highly aesthetic dental fillings made of tooth colored materials and are used to treat mild tooth decays and medium-seized cavities. Aesthetic fillings solidify under light and are immediately loadable.
Inlays are indirect restorations (fillings) consisting of a solid substance (as gold, advanced ceramics, porcelain, or even a type of composite resin) fitted to a cavity in a tooth and cemented into place. Onlays extend to replace a cusp. Inlays and onlays are constructed in our dental laboratory after an impression is taken of the teeth. While the restoration is custom-made for the patient, a temporary inlay or onlay is fabricated. When the permanent restorations are complete, the temporary ones are removed and the final inlays or onlays are cemented into place with a special glue.
The Advantages of Dental Inlays and Onlays:
- they blend perfectly with your adjacent teeth: both the color and the shape can match exactly
- they can be constructed so precisely that they leave no space between the prosthetic and the tooth
- higly aesthetic replacement for amalgam fillings
- will not break or discolor over time
- long lasting