Inlays and Onlays
Having strong and healthy teeth nowadays isn’t an overwhelming task.
With innovation brought by modern dentistry, you now have multiple options to choose from, including for decay.
Each option is customised to address a particular issue, at each level of severity. These options include inlays and onlays.
Before your trip to your Doncaster East dentist, we recommend learning the basics of your preferred dental treatment.
In this way, you’ll have a sneak peek of what to expect and a chance to prepare any questions you might have.
What are Inlays and Onlays?
Inlays and onlays have a similar purpose as dental fillings and dental crowns.
They are used to restore a tooth, usually one damaged by decay. The three treatments, however, differ on when they are best for you.
Inlays and onlays are used when the decay or cavity is too large for a dental filling but isn’t damaged enough to require a dental crown.
Unlike dental fillings, which are directly moulded unto the tooth during your dental appointment, inlays and onlays are first fabricated in a laboratory before being fitted to the tooth.
Benefits of Inlays and Onlays
Inlays and onlays have the following benefits:
- Minimal removal of tooth enamel
- Last longer than dental fillings
- Do not expand and move around unlike dental fillings do when exposed to thermal changes
- More resistant to stains compared to other dental restorations
Inlay and Onlay Procedure
Getting an inlay or onlay for your tooth only takes two dental appointments. Once your dentist has established that you are an ideal candidate for the treatment, the target tooth is prepared.
The decayed parts are removed, and the tooth is thoroughly cleaned. Your dentist takes an impression of the tooth to be sent to a laboratory for fabrication.
A temporary restoration is set in place to protect the tooth while your inlay or onlay is being fabricated.
On your second appointment, the fabricated inlay or onlay are bonded and fitted into place.
Durable Inlays and Onlays at DonEast Supreme Dental
DonEast Supreme Dental is your trusted dental practice when it comes to dental restorations like inlays and onlays.
We assure you of safe and high-quality restorations that will last for a long time.
Visit your trusted Doncaster East dentist today!
We are located near Tunstall Square Shopping Centre and offer on-site parking for our patients. Easily accessible via public transportation (bus stop within walking distance).
Doncaster East dentist also serves local communities in Templestowe, Balwyn North, Doncaster, Doncaster Heights, Donvale, Mont Albert North, Box Hill, Box Hill North, Kerrimuir, Blackburn North, Forest Hill, Nunawading, and Brentford Square.
GAP FREE for New Patients!
(with any health insurance)
- Same day emergency appointments are available upon request
- Offer payment plan such as Dentacare and Mysmileplan
- All insurances are accepted with HICAPS. As a preferred provider for Bupa (Platinum), NIB and CBHS
We are located near Tunstall Square Shopping Centre and offer on site parking for our patients.
Easily accessible via public transportation (bus stop within walking distance)