Indirect Resins
Bonded Resin Inlay / Onlay
     Bonded Inlays and Onlays offer a simple method of restoring Premolars and Molars when decay is too big for a filling, but too small for a Crown.  Dr. Fischer will use Resin Inlays / Onlays, which are tooth colored, Natural - Looking Material to :

               -   Restore Larger cavities in back teeth
               -   Replace old or unattractive "Silver Fillings"
               -   As an intermediate Restoration between
                     Fillings and Crowns
Advantages
       - Appearance - Appears as a natural tooth
       - Strength - Indirect Composite Bonding Rivals the strength of " Silver
                 Fillings ". Unlike a Silver Filling, a bonded Inlay / Onlay  adheres
                 to the tooth, making it less likely to break. Since the Resin
                 Restoration is Cured by heat and light outside of the mouth more
                 polymerization occurs making a stronger restoration than a
                 Conventional direct resin
       - Sensitivity - Less sensitivity than conventional Restorations since the
                 bonding seals the prepped area of the restoration, with less
                 Shrinkage and less separation from the tooth surface.
       - Tooth Conservation - In Bonding a smaller amount of tooth structure is
                 removed as compared to "Silver Fillings " and Crowns.
       - Economics - By performing Indirect Boding instread of Crowns or
                 Porcelain Inlays / Onlays you save money. You may still need to
                 do a crown in the future ( 5 - 10 years ).
        We use the latest bonding materials available, which have the maximum strength available for correction of an individuals' oral condition.  Indirect Resins offer the highest strength possible with Resin Dentistry.  In order to increase Strength and Accuracy an Indirect Resin is made in the laboratory. The indirect resin is cured in all three dimensions and with heat. The light and heat cure causes more polymerization of the resin which is not possible in the mouth. The margins of the resin are trimmed and polished on the model. We can now create a restoration not possible to be fabricated in the mouth, with such accuracy and strength. By nature of the materials available when curing occurs 3-5 % shrinkage occurs. Since all curing of the restroation is done outside the mouth, then bonded into place this has maximum adhesion with minimum stress and distortion applied to the tooth. These restorations can be made to match the existing teeth exactly, but it is perferred to be a little off color so margins can be examined effectively at each exam. In our office, we advise our patients to be aware of the limitations of bonding. Alternatives are Crowns.
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