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Restorative dentistry is concerned with the restoration and rehabilitation of existing teeth and their supporting tissue that are defective because of disease, trauma, or abnormal development to normal function, health, and aesthetic. Dental restorations can be divided into two broad types: direct restorations (amalgam filling, composite filing) and indirect restorations (inlay, onlay). All dental restorations can be further classified by their location and size.
When your dentist detect cavities in your mouth, it's mean you need dental filling. first, your dentist needs to clean up the infectious area, preparation the cavities and then placing the dental filling material at prepared tooth and building up the tooth before the material sets hard. this treatment called direct restoration, the advantage of direct restorations is that they usually set quickly and can be placed in a single procedure. usually the materials of direct restoration is composite or known as white filling. Composite filling is matched to be the same color as your teeth but this filling may not be the ideal for large fillings as they may chip.
Metal inlay restorations used to repair teeth that have a mild to moderate amount of decay. It can also be used to restore teeth that are cracked or fractured if the damage is not severe enough to require a dental crown. Dental inlay often done in two separate visits to the dentist. During your first visit to the dentist, an impression of your prepared tooth will be taken. The dentist will send the impression to a dental lab, which will create the inlay to match your tooth's specifications. When you return for the second time, the permanent one will be placed over your tooth. This treatment also known as indirect restoration. This treatment offer a well-fitting, stronger, long lasting solution to tooth decay or similar damage. These restorations are beneficial from a functional point of view.
The superiority of an inlay as a restoration in term of resistance of occlusal forces, protection of recurrent caries, precision of fabrication, marginal integrity, proper countouring for gingival health, ease of cleansing. The patients can have its benefit than a composite restoration will suffice.
When a tooth is too damaged to support a tooth filling but not damaged enough for a dental crown, there is a dental restoration that can solve this problem dental onlays. Dental inlays and onlays are the same kind of indirect restoration, but they cover different proportions of the tooth. A dental inlay fills the space in between the cusps at the center of the tooth's surface. The dental onlay works like an inlay but covers one or more cusps or the entire biting surface of the tooth.