Solving Lost Chew Force and Damaged Teeth with Inlays and Onlays

People with an underwhelming bite or just cannot chew properly would normally go for a filling. Fillings will not suffice for a number of cases, though, and would thus require another solution. This is where you should look at inlays and onlays, our preferred method of fixing moderately damaged or decayed teeth.
cosmetic dental solutionWe are able to apply inlays made from different materials for patients. From gold and composite to porcelain, our dentists provide a new sense of strength and stability for normal chewing. Though the treatment is effective now, bad materials and underdeveloped technology almost killed off inlays during its inception. Marginal fits and conventional cement ensured that it would not stick to the patient’s tooth.
The topmost surface of your teeth is most vulnerable to regular wear and tear. While many people’s teeth are able to last a lifetime without major problems, there are people who have less healthy teeth. That usually means faster wear and an indented top surface. If you spotted it or have felt that you cannot chew as well as before, do not wait long before you visit the dentist.
They will give you a temporary inlay while the dental impression is still in production. Afterwards, the dentist will fit a permanent inlay that you only need to treat with some tenderness for the time being. Soon enough, you can return to your former routine.
When the decay is on more than one cusp, an onlay is required. The process is, more or less, the same with the fitting of inlays. The dentist takes an impression of your teeth and provides a temporary onlay until they can fit the permanent one.
Both are excellent alternatives to crowns and fillings, especially if your dental situation is a step better or worse. Let Danny De Villiers help you determine which is best for you.
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