Inlays and Onlays are a great option if your tooth is too damaged to repair with a filling.
But, not yet worn enough that it requires a full dental crown. If so, your dentist may recommend an inlay or onlay instead.
Inlays and onlays are pre-fabricated restorations we can use to repair larger cavities. An inlay can fill a deep cavity in the centre of a tooth.
Whereas an onlay may be more appropriate when the damage extends across the corners or “cusps” of the tooth.
Whichever method your dentist recommends, the process is very similar.
They will administer a local anaesthetic to numb the located area.
Then start removing any decay with a small drill.
Once the tooth is cleaned and disinfected, the dentist will take an impression of it. And your inlay / onlay can begin to be manufactured.
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Inlays and onlays are available in metal or ceramic varieties. A metal inlay or onlay will need to be produced at a specialist laboratory, but we can create a ceramic restoration on-site using digital scans and milling technology from CEREC®.
Once your inlay or onlay is ready, your dentist will place it into the cavity and check it for a proper fit before bonding it to the remaining tooth structure with a special dental adhesive.
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