A dental inlay filling is a form of restorative dental treatment which is used to repair the anatomy of the damaged tooth by covering the biting surface of the tooth at the center of tooth surface (within the cusps) and only the space between the cusps. A dental onlay filling is similar to inlay filling, but is used when the extent of the tooth damage is greater, covering the entire biting surface of the tooth at and around the center of tooth surface including one or more cusps as well.
The dental inlay and onlay fillings are placed on the back teeth (premolar or molar) with moderate to severe tooth decay, dental trauma, or crack and fracture. The fillings are applied when teeth are so extensively damaged that cannot be restored with simple direct dental fillings, yet the teeth are not damaged significantly enough to need to be restored with a full-coverage dental crown.
A comprehensive dental examination, a panoramic X-ray of mouth, a periapical X-ray of tooth and a personalized treatment plan are carried out by your dental restoration specialist. You are informed by the specialist about the steps of the treatment and the possibilities in your specific case in terms of extent of tooth decay, type of tooth and type of filling in accordance with your needs and expectations.
•A significantly damaged tooth that can be effectively treated using a dental filling, but has sufficient healthy remaining surfaces to avoid the need for a dental crown
•A tooth that is largely affected by dental caries or there is a high chance that the surrounding tooth will be affected
•A moderately to severely decayed or traumatized tooth with cavity symptoms such as non-continuous pain or sensitivity when consuming hot, cold or sugary drinks and foods; pressure when biting or chewing; a noticeable hole or pit in the affected tooth; and pus around the tooth
•A moderately to severely broken or fractured tooth or cusps of the tooth
•A large old filled tooth with secondary caries that has sufficient remained surfaces
•A root canal treated tooth that has sufficient remained surfaces
Inlay or onlay filling is used to restore the tooth when it is significantly decayed, traumatized, broken or fractured. Unlike a simple dental filling, the restoration is made by a dental laboratory from a composite or porcelain/ceramic, and designed and measured to fit into the cavity/gap perfectly. The result of an inlay or onlay is that unnecessary pressure is not applied to the walls of tooth (as is the case with a dental filling), and the tooth is therefore preserved for a longer period of time.
- It is notable that Individual leaflets based on the patient/client plan will be offered to you including instructions before and after procedure and also for upcoming follow-up. During your staying in Iran, you will be fully supported by Exon English and Arabic translation team, who will be happy to assist with any concerns or queries that arise.
•Completely painless treatments with easy, quick, and conservative procedures
•Strong, durable and long-lasting restorations made from tough and hard-wearing materials which last up many years
•Elimination of tooth damage and relief of tooth pain or sensitivity
•Restoration of the original shape of the tooth and protection of the remaining undamaged dental tissues
•Increase in the strength of tooth in comparison with dental fillings which can reduce the strength of tooth
•Conservation of much more of the original tooth structure compared to dental crown
•Prevention of further damage to the tooth structure such as pulp and nerve
•Prevention of tooth loss
•Preparation of perfect aesthetic in terms of color, shape and size of the affected tooth
•Preparation of perfect function in terms of chewing and biting with the affected tooth
•High natural appearance especially with ceramic inlay/onlay
•No allergy or sensitivity to metal as they do not contain any allergic material
•Indirect fabrication in a dental lab before being fitted and bonded to the damaged tooth which takes more time than simple dental fillings
•Discoloration of the composite inlay/onlay
Note: This package information is provided by the scientific team of Exon Health Paradise Co. and is not intended to replace the medical advice of your doctor or healthcare provider. Please consult your healthcare provider for advice about a specific medical condition.