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Inlays & Onlays

Inlays & Onlays are considered indirect restoration, which means that these restorations will be custom fabricated in the dental lab. These restorations are used to restore teeth facing high forces of mastication, in other words, the teeth in the back of the mouth which have had a cavity with a mild to moderate width but the tooth is not severely damaged to require a crown. First, we should know the difference between these two terms:

  • Inlay: it’s an indirect restoration which will be fabricated outside the mouth in the dental lab from various materials, then properly cemented on the tooth to restore a tooth cavity, the tip of the tooth (cusps) won’t be restored.
  • Onlay: Same as an inlay the only difference here is that one or more tips of the tooth (cusp) will be restored with this indirect restoration.

Here at the best dental clinic in Dubai, we treat your teeth like diamonds that we try to preserve in your mouth for an entire lifetime. Here;  these indirect restorations help our team of dentists in performing this task, but first when do you need these Indirect restorations?

Inlays & Onlay are used when:

  1. There is a previous large restoration, and the tooth is weakened by the absence of enough tooth structure.
  2. A root canal-treated tooth, but with enough healthy tooth structure that we try to preserve rather than sacrifice in crown preparation.
  3. A caries tooth in areas where the force of mastication is high and there will be a risk of fracture of a direct composite filling or the tooth.

After knowing the indications, what are the advantages of our Inlays & Onlays?

  • High strength and durability: this is due to the Dental lab we deal with where they will use the best materials to assure a hard, non-wearing surface.
  • They help to strengthen the remaining tooth structure and prevent further complications such as fractures due to the forces of mastication.
  • Combined with proper health care; we assure you that the teeth on which inlays & onlays have been placed don’t require any further treatments in the future.
  • Accurate replication of the missing tooth structure. Here; the Dental lab will Fabricate an indirect restoration that has the same shape and contour as the lost structure.


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