Dental Inlays and Outlays

Do your teeth need fillings? Need a dental procedure for that? Then, I would suggest you inlays/outlays. Do you want to know what are they and the procedures involved in the treatment? Then, go through this article.

Dental inlays
Dental inlay is bigger than a filling and smaller when compared to crowns. Here the teeth is bonded or cemented in place. This is similar to filling procedure; but, lies within the cusps on the chewing surface of the teeth. Inlays can be made of materials such as composite resin, ceramics and gold etc. The durability of this procedure depends on the type of material you have chosen for the fillings, teeth involved, force of chewing etc.

Dental outlays
Onlays are also called dental crowns because, they are used when teeth is very much damaged to support tooth filling, but not for the dental crowns i.e., this procedure lies in the middle. Dental onlays restore larger cavities, without using a crown. It also works like inlays, but covers cusps or entire biting surface. Dental outlays are sometimes referred to as “partial crown” because of their extended coverage.

Treatment procedure for inlays/outlays
During the first visit to dentist, they make the teeth by removing any of the tooth decay. Once the teeth is made, the impression of the tooth structure is made and sent to laboratory and within few days the inlay or onlay will be prepared and in the meantime, your dentist will place temporary fillings in your teeth for preserving them. During the next visit to the dental office, the temporary fillings are removed and replaced with the dental inlays/outalys that are prepared in the laboratory.

Inlays or outlays are extremely strong and stable restorations that rarely fail. Before, they fit them in your teeth the dentist check the margins of the teeth to make sure that they smoothly fit to the adjacent contacts. They will also check your bite to make sure that there are no occlusion related problems that affects the margins of the restorations. After fitting the inlays or outlays the margins are polished. The cost of the procedure depends on the dentist, the location you are taking the treatment, type of material used, size of inlays or outlays etc. But, you can get the dental insurance for this procedure in either the basic or major service category of the insurance companies.

So, inlay/outlays would be the effective ways, if used for your teeth fillings.

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