Inlay And Onlay Treatment
Tooth decay is treated with a method called filling. Fillings are made directly in the mouth when the patient comes to the clinic. The advantage of this method is that it does not waste time and most of the time the process is completed in a single session. In some cases, fillings are made outside the mouth and adhered when the patient comes to the clinic provides better results. This form of treatment is called onlay-inlay.
Onlay begins with cleaning and measuring the patient’s decayed tooth. The cleaned decayed tooth is temporarily filled with an easily removable filling material. A mold of the decayed tooth is produced from the impression taken, and a filling shape is created on this mold by the technician using
composite, porcelain or gold. Which material to use is decided by evaluating factors such as the size of the caries, its appearance in the mouth, and the location of the filling. After the onlay is produced, the patient is given an appointment and the restoration is adhered.
The advantage of this form of treatment is that the restoration can be studied in a much more detailed and efficient manner during its production in the laboratory environment compared to the oral environment. In this way, the restoration margins are much more beautiful and edge leakage is reduced. The negative effects of factors such as moisture, saliva and blood, which are exposed during the filling in the mouth, on the adhesion and hardening of the filling are also minimized.