Inlays and Onlays

Revolutionising Dental Restorations with Denticare's Inlays and Onlays

Inlays and Onlays Dublin 3

Discover the pinnacle of dental restoration techniques with Denticare, your trusted dental clinic in Dublin 3. Specialising in inlays and onlays, we offer a modern alternative to traditional fillings and crowns that not only enhances the aesthetic of your smile but also ensures the durability and strength of your teeth. With our advanced materials and a commitment to rapid, affordable service, Denticare guarantees a seamless and transformative dental care experience.

Simply put, inlays and onlays are large fillings, they are used when the teeth has a limited material, due to the removal of large areas because of tooth decay.In case of inlays and onlays impressions are taken, these are sent to a dental laboratory where a dental technician makes a porcelain insert. Due to the strength of inlays and onlays the teeth becomes more durable, rather than having a large composite filling that could crack by time and is not so durable.

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Benefits of Inlays and Onlays

Durability and Longevity: Designed to last, inlays and onlays strengthen weakened teeth, potentially lasting up to 30 years with proper care.
Aesthetic Appeal: Crafted from tooth-coloured materials, they offer an aesthetically pleasing solution that matches the natural appearance of your teeth.
Enhanced Tooth Structure: They help to stabilise and strengthen the remaining tooth structure, reducing the likelihood of future fractures or damage.
Minimally Invasive: Inlays and onlays require less tooth reduction than crowns, preserving more of the natural tooth and minimising the risk of tooth sensitivity.

Frequently asked questions

Dental inlays and onlays are types of restorative treatments used to repair back teeth that have suffered from decay or damage. An inlay fits within the cusps of the tooth, similar to a traditional filling, but is specifically made to fit your tooth’s cavity. An onlay covers one or more cusps or the entire biting surface of the tooth, offering more extensive coverage than inlays for larger cavities.

Inlays and onlays are considered a conservative alternative to crowns because they require less removal of the tooth structure. Unlike fillings that are moulded into place during your dental visit, inlays and onlays are prefabricated in a dental lab before being bonded to the tooth. This makes them more durable and a better fit than fillings, but less invasive than crowns.

Inlays and onlays can be made from various materials, including porcelain, composite resin, and zirconium. Porcelain and zirconium are popular choices for their durability and their ability to mimic the natural appearance of teeth, making the restoration virtually undetectable.

The benefits of inlays and onlays include a better fit and stronger restoration, preservation of natural tooth structure, reduced risk of further decay, and an enhanced aesthetic appearance. They are also more durable than traditional fillings, offering a long-term solution for tooth restoration.

With proper care, including regular brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups, inlays and onlays can last for decades. The lifespan can vary depending on the material used and the location of the restoration in the mouth, but many last upwards of 20-30 years.

Coverage for inlays and onlays varies by insurance provider and plan. Many insurance plans partially cover these treatments as they are considered restorative procedures. We recommend checking with your insurance provider for specific coverage details.

The procedure typically requires two visits. During the first visit, the decayed or damaged area is cleaned, and an impression of the tooth is taken, which is sent to a dental lab. A temporary sealant is placed on the tooth. At the second visit, the temporary sealant is removed, and the inlay or onlay is bonded to the tooth. Adjustments are made as necessary to ensure a perfect fit and bite.

Care for inlays and onlays is similar to caring for your natural teeth. Daily brushing and flossing, along with regular dental check-ups, are essential to maintain the health and longevity of your restoration.

Reviews And Testimonials

Lynn
Lynn
14/02/2024
Brilliant experience. Talked me through everything and was kind to me because I was nervous. It was a very clean and professional Dentist. I had a great cleaning and will be back again
Suzanne Obrien
Suzanne Obrien
13/02/2024
I've only ever had positive experiences at Denticaredublin, and I'm someone who loathes dental visits. Dr Nikolett is particularly impressive, as professional a dentist as you could find. Probably the best I have come across. Definitely a dental clinic I can wholly and thoroughly recommend.
Eoin Roche
Eoin Roche
13/02/2024
Great treatment by Julia and team
giuseppe avella
giuseppe avella
09/02/2024
This was my first time at Denticare. While in December I was not able to easily book an appointment (I guess everyone wanted to show their white pearls at their best for the Christmas parties), now in February I got an appointment quickly. The place is really easy to find, just be careful, once inside you need to go upstairs! Everyone here is really friendly and professional. I had the scale and polish with the teeth whitening. Very precise clean up of my teeths, I can't remember her name but she took such a good care of me, while being so kind. The whitening treatment was really gentle on my gums, no irritation at all. However, was enough to show a good difference! Overall I am satisfied with the service they provided and I can totally reccomand this practice :)
Jessica Govan
Jessica Govan
31/01/2024
Excellent service as always
Layanne Naves
Layanne Naves
31/01/2024
Amazing experienced higyenist, great customer service!
Sinead County
Sinead County
29/01/2024
So kind and professional so happy with scale and and whiten.
chris andrews
chris andrews
29/01/2024
Very very helpful and professional. Great to communicate. Warm and friendly. Chris
Saanne Santana
Saanne Santana
25/01/2024
Incredible! Best clinic in Ireland! From reception to the dentist! Highly recommend!

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