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The earlier your dentist spots your tooth decay, the better. It
means that the decay is easier to clear away, the cavity smaller
and therefore easier to fill. But what happens when the decay is
not spotted earlier? What happens when the tooth has already
decayed considerably so that a filling will not be sufficient?
In immediate answer is that, where a filling is insufficient, a
crown is required.
A crown is needed when the tooth has decayed to such an extent that
the tooth itself is not strong enough to hold a filling.
Therefore, your dentist clears away the decay, shapes the remaining
parts of the tooth and then the crown is quite literally placed
over the top.
Therefore, in terms of procedures, it is quite a leap from a
filling to crown.
A filling is quite often a relatively quick procedure that can be
completed in just one visit.
A crown is much more expensive to fit and requires at least two
visits, as the mould needs to be taken then sent to a laboratory
for the crown to be constructed.
So it is natural to look for a treatment which can sit neatly in
Something stronger and more durable than a filling.
Yet also something which is easier to fit than a crown and which
allows you to salvage the remaining healthy parts of your existing
This is exactly where onlays and inlays can be included in your