Inlays and onlays are often referred to as partial crowns. They use the existing tooth as a base and fit the inlay or onlay onto the tooth. This is done to strengthen the tooth, restore its shape, and prevent further damage. An inlay is done when there is no damage to the cusps of the tooth and the inlay can be placed right on the tooth. An inlay is used when the damage is a little more extensive.
The decayed area of the tooth is first removed during the procedure. A mold of the tooth is then taken and sent to a dental lab. They create a restoration made from porcelain, gold, or a composite resin. The restoration takes about 2-3 weeks to make, so a temporary inlay or onlay will be placed on the tooth for that time. During your next visit the inlay or onlay will be placed into your mouth and set with cement. Your tooth will look natural and you or anyone else won’t be able to tell the difference.
The optional ACT Writing test consists of one essay question for which students are allowed 40 minutes to plan, write, and edit their essays. The essay prompts address contemporary issues, such as the pros and cons of living in an increasingly automated society.
The ACT science section is 35 minutes long, and contains 40 questions. That means that you have about 53 seconds to spend on each question. The science section’s format is more like the reading section than the math section – which is surprising for some students!
The ACT English Test assesses your knowledge of English grammar and writing. On the test, you will have 45 minutes to answer 75 questions. For native speakers, simple preparation for the ACT’s testing style will allow quick improvements and excellent scoring.
Often the trickiest portion; it is meant to be trivial for seniors, but if all the questions were so straightforward, then everyone would score too high. So the ACT tests these concepts in strange ways. Tricking students who don’t prepare, and rewarding those who do.