In the case of extended dental cavities, damaged teeth or fractures, the use of composite resins (fillings) sculpted by the practitioner to reconstruct the teeth is no longer sufficient: It becomes necessary to use more durable techniques which can protect the teeth. Inlays and onlays represent this alternative.
Inlays and onlays are thin ceramic or composite prosthetic pieces bonded at the surface of the teeth, allowing the practitioner to be as less invasive as possible, in accordance with modern techniques and the evolution of dentistry.
They have many advantages, among which:
- Possibility to be used in vital or non vital teeth (having received a root canal treatment).
- Optimal aesthetics and durability.
- Possibility for the practitioner to re-sculpt only the lost part without having to rebuild the whole piece, when a part of the tooth is broken.
- Only two sessions are necessary.