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Inlays and Onlays

What are They and How are They Applied?

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Dental Restorations Canley Heights

Dental restorations save your teeth from developing severe damages that can affect your oral health.

Inlays and onlays replace lost or damaged tooth structures with artificial materials that possess biological, physical, and functional characteristics similar to natural teeth.

They serve the same goal as tooth fillings and crowns. They are used to restore a tooth, typically damage by infection or breakage.

Benefits of Inlays and Onlays

Here are the benefits of inlays and onlays:

  • Minimal removal of teeth enamel is required
  • Last longer than other restorations
  • Do not expand and move around compared to fillings do when exposed to temperature changes
  • More stain-resistant compared to other dental restoration
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The Inlay and Onlay Procedure

Receiving an inlay and/or onlay for your tooth usually takes two dental appointments.

  1. Once your Canley Heights dentist has evaluated that you are eligible for the treatment, the affected tooth is prepared.
  2. The affected part of the tooth is removed, and the tooth is properly cleaned.
  3. Your Canley Heights dentist takes impressions of the tooth, which are sent to a dental laboratory for fabrication.
  4. A temporary restoration is placed to protect the tooth while your inlay/onlay is being manufactured.
  5. During your next appointment, the finished direct composite resin is bonded and fitted into place.

Dental Restorations in Canley Heights

If you have one or multiple teeth that are damaged or infected by a cavity, Canley Heights Dental Care can fix it with custom-made, lifelike dental restorations, like inlays and onlays.

Visit your Canley Heights dentist today!

If you want to know more about our inlays and onlays in Canley Heights, please call us on (02) 9199 9678 or book your appointment online.

We are located at 1/229 Canley Vale Road in Canley Heights.

Frequently Asked Questions

When do you need restoration?
When a tooth is chipped or cracked, or infected, your Canley Heights dentist may suggest a crown, or even an inlay or onlay.

Treating the tooth early on can help prevent complications, helping patients avoid severe pain and the risk of tooth loss.

What are inlays and onlays?
Inlays and onlays are restorative treatments for teeth that have developed decay. They are usually placed on the back teeth, as these have larger biting surfaces.
Are inlays and onlays safe?
Placing a composite resin is generally considered safe, so there’s nothing to worry about.
How are inlays and onlays different from tooth fillings and crowns?
Inlays and onlays are more durable than traditional fillings, and they are used to cover larger areas of tooth decay. They are smaller than crowns, and require less enamel removal.
Do inlays and onlays need special care?
Inlays and onlays don’t require any special care, so it is not a hassle to keep them clean. With proper oral hygiene routine and regular visits to your Canley Heights dentist, you’re good to go.

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