Fillings, inlays & Onlays
Composite Resins, or tooth-colored fillings, provide good durability and resistance to fracture in small- to mid-size fillings that need to withstand moderate pressure from the constant stress of chewing. They can be used on either front or back teeth. They are a good choice for people who prefer that their fillings look more natural.
An inlay is an indirect restoration filling) consisting of a solid substance (as gold, porcelain or less often a cured composite resin) fitted to a cavity in a tooth and cemented into place. This technique involves fabricating the restoration outside of the mouth using a dental impression of the prepared tooth, rather than placing a soft filling into the prepared tooth before the material sets hard.
An onlay is the same as an inlay, except that it incorporates a replacement for a tooth cusp by covering the area where the missing cusp would be.
Our office use Digital impression and Computerized Assisted Machinery CAM/CAD technology in all indirect restoration. This provides the latest advances in materials and technic for the best outcome, longevity and beauty.