Occlusal Onlays - The innovative alternative to crowns.
The minimally invasive approach: Occlusal onlays ("Table Tops"). Occlusal onlays have been introduced as a new, minimally invasive alternative for the restoration of occlusal defects in the hard substance of premolars and molars.
Clearly reduced loss of hard dental substance - and fewer biological risks.
The preparation of occlusal onlays used to be difficult without special instruments from a technical point of view.
To give the ceramic restoration stability, the lateral surfaces on the oral and vestibular sides have to be intact and of sufficient size. To make sure these surfaces can prepare the required depth in a reliable manner, we have taken an abrasive diamond instrument with an ideal length/diameter ratio and provided it with a guide pin at the front end of the instrument. Thanks to its special diameter, the instrument can already be used during the first step as a finisher with controlled penetration depth. The instrument hardly vibrates which makes it pleasant to use. With the guide pin instrument (8849P), you can prepare the lateral sides from a vestibular and oral direction - as deeply as the guide pin lets you and as far away from the adjacent tooth as the contour of the instrument allows.