Dental inlays and dental onlays are a more conservative restorative solution than a dental crown as only a minimal amount of tooth structure needs to be removed. A dental inlay sits ‘in’ while a dental onlay is placed ‘on’ a tooth. They are sometimes referred to as an indirect filling.
Dental inlays and dental onlays are most often used to restore back teeth that have mild to moderate decay, have broken or worn down. Inlays and onlays are also used to repair teeth that have cracked or sustained minor damage in an accident or suffered a sporting injury
These restorations are durable and typically made from porcelain, composite resin or sometimes with gold or alloy base with a tooth coloured surface. Inlays and onlays that will be seen are colour matched to your natural tooth enamel and allow you to retain an aesthetically pleasing smile.
Following a comprehensive examination, Dr Jack will advise if an inlay or onlay is the most appropriate solution for you and develop with you a personalised treatment plan. You can call us on (02) 9838 9111 to schedule a consultation. We are located at 180 Caroline Chisholm Drive, Winston Hills NSW 2153.
Disclaimer: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner