Atria Dental Gordon

Cerec, Inlays and Onlays in Gordon

We Can Restore Your Teeth in A Comfortable and Relaxing Environment

Inlays and onlays are the types of restorations used when a tooth is too damaged to be supported by a regular filling but not so much that a dental crown is needed. Made from tooth-coloured reinforced glass or resin, these restorations are made to fit the specific size and shape of a dental cavity and then cemented in place.

What’s the Difference?

Inlay – Fills the area between the cusps of a tooth (the grooves of your teeth).
Onlay – Covers the cusp of a tooth (the high points of a tooth).

What To Expect: Regular Inlays and Onlays

During preparation, your dentist will first numb the affected area and then drill your tooth to clean out the cavity or damage, removing any decay. Next, an impression of the affected area is taken and send to the laboratory so that your inlay or onlay is custom-made, it may take about a week’s time. If you are getting an onlay, your dentist will cover the area with a temporary filling or onlay until your permanent restoration is ready.
In the follow-up appointment, your dentist will remove the temporary filling or onlay and clean the area again to prepare for the permanent restoration. They will then fit the inlay or onlay, ensuring it is the right size, look and feel for you before bonding it to your tooth with dental cement. Finally, it is expertly polished to be smooth as your natural teeth.

What To Expect: CEREC Same-Day Inlays and Onlays

This treatment traditionally takes more than one visit to the dentist as it requires consultation, measurements and impressions to be made in order to prepare for the restoration.
If your dentist recommends CEREC inlays and onlays, your procedure only requires a single visit and skips the need for a temporary filling. This is possible due to advanced dental technology which uses software to create a digital impression of your affected tooth which is then sent to an in-office milling machine that creates your custom inlay/onlay in minutes. Your dentist will then fit, adjust and polish your tooth all in the same visit!

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