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Inlay/Onlay

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An inlay/onlay is a type of indirect dental restoration procedure, very similar to a filling which is performed by fitting a hard material into the cavity of a tooth and cementing it in place.

Different materials can be used for inlays or onlays, including porcelain, gold or composite resin. These materials have different advantages and disadvantages:

● Gold inlay/onlay advantages:
Gold inlays or onlays will not fracture or break even after many years of pressure. In fact, a gold inlay/onlay has a hardness comparable to the tooth’s natural structure so as the patient’s teeth gradually wear down, so will the inlay/onlay. Gold inlays or onlays can last up to 30-40 years, as opposed to other materials.
● Gold inlay/onlay disadvantages:
Gold inlays or onlays are more expensive, compared to other materials. They are also not tooth coloured, so they may not be used for front teeth or visible teeth.

● Composite resin inlay/onlay advantages:
Composite resin inlays or onlays look very similar to the patient’s natural tooth. It’s also cheaper than other available materials and placing the onlay itself requires less skill from the dentist.
● Composite resin inlay/onlay disadvantages:
Composite inlays or onlays are not as durable as gold or porcelain and can easily get strained.

● Porcelain inlay/onlay advantages:
Porcelain inlays or onlays have a hardness compared to gold but as opposed to gold, they look like the patient’s tooth. Porcelain can also reflect light just as natural teeth do, which means they can be used on front teeth or other visible teeth.
● Porcelain inlay/onlay disadvantages:
Porcelain is one of the most expensive materials, sometimes even more expensive than gold. They also require a lot of skill from the dentist in order to ensure a durable treatment.

Inlay/Onlay Candidates

An inlay/onlay is recommended for patients with large cavities.

Am I Suitable for Inlay/Onlay?

Some patients may require a dental implant fitted with a crown instead of an inlay/onlay, if the cavity is too large for the treatment to be effective.

Preparing for Inlay/Onlay

Patients will required to do a set of X-rays in order to ensure the health of the tooth’s structure. If the tooth’s roots are damaged or infected, root canal treatment will be necessary before the inlay/onlay procedure can begin.

How is Inlay/Onlay Performed?

The dentist will inject anaesthesia into the patient’s gum, in order to avoid any potential pain and discomfort during the procedure. The decayed parts of the tooth are then removed and space is created for the new inlay/onlay. An impression of the patient’s teeth is taken and sent to a dental technician which will create the inlay or onlay. A temporary inlay or filling is placed in the newly created space, in order to protect it from any decay. The patient will have to return in about a week to have the permanent inlay/onlay placed. Once the dentist receives the inlay/onlay from the dental technician, the provisory filling is removed and the permanent inlay/onlay is cemented into place. The tooth will then be polished, making the restoration less visible.

Inlay/Onlay Summary

Anesthesia

Local anesthetic

Minimum Stay

4 to 5 days

Duration of Operation

2 to 4 hours

Number of Trips Abroad

1 trip

Inlay/Onlay Recovery

Patients will need to avoid using the restored tooth for a few days after the procedure, giving the cement ample time to harden. Teeth may be very sensitive after the inlay/onlay procedure and some pain can be expected as well. In some cases it may last a week or two.

Inlay/Onlay Risks and Complications

Risks and complications associated with this procedure can include:

● Tooth cracking during the cleaning process
● Removing too much material from the tooth

Inlay/Onlay Side Effects

Inlay/onlay side effects can include:

● Sensitive teeth
● Discomfort
● Pain

Inlay/Onlay Success Rates

The average inlay/onlay success rate is 96.1% at 10 years after the procedure, 87% at 20 years and 73.5% at 30 years after the procedure.

Before and After Inlay/Onlay

When properly performed and cared for, inlays and onlays can last a lifetime, just as dental crowns would.

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Inlay/Onlay Cost

Average Inlay/Onlay costs are € 230, based on Inlay/Onlay prices from 21 clinics. Cheapest Inlay/Onlay cost is € 23 where Inlay/Onlay prices can go up to € 483.

Inlay/Onlay prices vary greatly depending on the clinic and the location. For example, Inlay/Onlay in Turkey is a popular option where Inlay/Onlay costs as low as € 100. You can also find Inlay/Onlay clinics in Hungary starting from € 170. Inlay/Onlay in Poland is another popular option where prices start from € 131.

Please note that the Inlay/Onlay prices listed on FlyMedi are the average price for Inlay/Onlay procedures. Clinics may ask you to provide them with specific information about your medical condition in order to provide you a detailed cost estimate for Inlay/Onlay procedures. To receive a personalized Inlay/Onlay quote, please click HERE.

Inlay/Onlay FAQ

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Inlay vs onlay – What is the difference?

Both are indirect restoration procedures. They are very similar, the only difference being that an onlay also replaces the tooth cusp, the elevated part of the tooth.

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Are there any alternatives to inlays or onlays?

Dental crowns are actually a type of onlay – crowns cover all of the surface of the tooth.

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Is it painful?

Not at all, discomfort is comparable to that of a normal filling.