Dr. Virginie Héry's dental practice in Paris 16th introduces you to aesthetic inlays and onlays.
In the past, inlays and onlays were systematically made of metal due to their mechanical strength. However, it is now possible to craft highly aesthetic inlays and onlays from composite resin or ceramics that precisely replicate the color and shape of your teeth.
The decay is removed, and the tooth is prepared. A dental impression is then taken and sent to the laboratory with color references. The custom-made inlay (or onlay) will fit perfectly into the tooth cavity like a puzzle piece.
The inlay is bonded in place under rubber dam isolation (an operative field that isolates the tooth) within the tooth cavity. Unlike conventional fillings, inlays/onlays do not exert pressure on the remaining tooth walls (risk of fracture) because chemical adhesion to the tooth walls consolidates the entire structure.