incrustaciones & onlays

Cuando más de la mitad de los dientes mordiendo se daña la superficie, un dentista puede usar a menudo un embutido o sobrepuesto.

¿Qué son las incrustaciones y onlays dentales??

Pueden hacerse inlays y onlays de porcelana, oro, o resina compuesta. Estas piezas se adhieren a la zona dañada del diente. An inlay, which is similar to a empaste dental is used inside the cusp tips of the tooth. An onlay is a more substantial reconstruction, similar to the inlay but extending out over one or more of the cusps of the tooth.

Traditionally, gold has been the material of choice for inlays and onlays. In recent years, sin embargo, porcelain has become increasingly popular due to its strength and color, which can potentially match the natural color of your teeth.

How are inlays and onlays applied?

Inlays and onlays require two appointments to complete the procedure. During the first visit, se reemplaza el empaste o se quita el área dañada o en descomposición del diente, and the tooth is prepared for the inlay or onlay. To ensure proper fit and bite, an impression of the tooth is made by the dentist, and sent to a lab for fabrication. The dentist will then apply a temporary sealant on the tooth and schedule the next appointment.

At the second appointment, the temporary sealant is removed. Dr. Noffert will then make sure that the inlay or onlay fits correctly. If the fit is satisfactory, the inlay or onlay will be bonded to the tooth with a strong resin and polished to a smooth finish.

Consideraciones para inlays y onlays

Los empastes tradicionales pueden reducir la fuerza de un diente natural hasta 50 percent. As an alternative, inlays and onlays, which are bonded directly onto the tooth using special high-strength resins, can actually increase the strength of a tooth by up to 75 percent. Como resultado, they can last from 10 a 30 años. In some cases, where the damage to the tooth is not extensive enough to merit an entire corona dental, onlays can provide a very good alternative.