Inlays and onlays are excellent, stronger and more natural looking alternatives to traditional metal fillings and they preserve more tooth structure than a traditional crown or “cap”. Inlays and onlays are specially designed to leave the undamaged portion of patients’ tooth intact, while strengthening and improving its overall structure. In many cases, this provides a more stable and long lasting solution than a traditional filling, while being less invasive than a porcelain crown.
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I would highly recommend Longevita to anyone out there interested in their services, I thoroughly enjoyed my experience and the Longevita team made me feel at ease
A.J., Onlay Treatment Patient
Besides all-inclusive package which included accommodation, transfers, translation services and treatment, I am content with the after care as well. Longevita did not forget about me when I got back to my country and did a good job on my follow up.
M. T. , Inlay Treatment Patient
One of the best things about my experience with Longevita is the variety of the dental clinics I could chose from. Longevita offered me four different dental clinics in three different cities in Turkey, Istanbul, Izmir and Antalya. This really put my mind at ease as I was able to look at CVs and past experiences of all the dentists. In the end, I am happy with my choice.
G. E , Onlay Treatment Patient
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Longevita works with surgeons who are members of the Turkish Medical Association as well as societies of respective specialist fields both in Turkey and abroad. Visit our Dentists page to meet your doctor.
Inlays and Onlays at a Glance
PROCEDURE: Place laboratory made fillings made of porcelain on teeth to repair extensive tooth decay or damage without having to replace the whole outer portion of the tooth LENGTH: 1 to 2 hours: first appointment (preparation)
1 to 2 hours: second appointment (fit)
ANESTHESIA: Local or local with sedation SIDE EFFECTS: Tooth sensitivity in between appointments RISK: Bacterial infection, inlays/onlays replacement RESULT LASTS: 20 to 30 years
What are Inlays and Onlays?
Inlays and onlays are custom designed and custom crafted porcelain ‘fillings’ to replace decayed, cracked, missing or broken tooth structure that are permanently bonded to patients’ tooth, creating a clean, seamless repair that is visually indistinguishable from natural tooth enamel. Inlays and onlays are crafted from specially formulated strong dental porcelains, designed to mimic the colour, texture, and luminescence of natural tooth enamel. Once bonded in place, this porcelain actually reinforces and protects the remaining tooth structure and protects the tooth from further damage.
How it is Performed
The procedure takes place over two office visits. During first visit, old fillings are removed along with any decay and the tooth is shaped, then dentist takes a precise impression of patient’s tooth. A temporary restoration is fabricated and placed on tooth until the permanent one is placed. This mould is used by the dental laboratory and master ceramists to create a custom inlay or onlay for patient’s tooth, which will be bonded securely to patient’s tooth during second visit.
There might be a little discomfort with the inlay or onlay after the treatment. Yet most of people adapt instantly to the new chewing surfaces. Occasionally the tissue around the inlay/onlay area is sore or the tooth is temporarily sensitive to cold or hot foods. These small complications should resolve themselves in one or two days. Recovery is often immediate, with any discomfort taken care of using over-the-counter medicines. While the structures reinforce the teeth, it is still advised to avoid chewing ice, pits, or other very hard objects, since they could damage the treatment.
There is not any important limitation for the inlay/onlay procedure. If the tooth is very severely damaged, an inlay or onlay may be inadequate to recover the functionality of the tooth. A crown or dental implant should be taken into account in these cases.
There are very minor potential risks associated with inlays and onlays. Most of the patients experience increased tooth sensitivity or pain after placement of inlays and onlays. However pain generally diminishes after a couple days of dental treatment, those who feel pain should avoid hot, cold, and crunchy foods in the days following their procedure. Patients who have tooth decay removed and the tooth restored with inlays/onlays face the risk of bacteria getting trapped and sealed within the tooth.
Contraindications for inlays and onlays are very rare. Many restoration treatments usually need local anaesthesia and some people might be allergic to the medication. In addition, a very small number of patients are allergic to one or more of the metals used in the inlay or onlay.
Why Choose Longevita?
- Consultation and Aftercare in London
- Guaranteed Quality
- Best Price Guarantee
- Immediate Availability
- Top Medical Staff
- Certified Clinics
Disclaimer: This page is designed to supply useful information but is not to be regarded as advice specific to any particular case. It does not replace the need for a thorough consultation and all prospective patients should seek the advice of a suitably qualified medical practitioner.