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Inlays & Onlays Orange, NSW

Inlays & Onlays Orange, NSW

What are Inlays and Onlays?

In restorative dentistry, inlays are a restoration that act similarly to fillings. They are used to restore or repair a tooth that has become decayed or has been damaged. Much like fillings these can be made of composite resin, gold or other materials such as ceramics. Inlays or onlays sit in the grooves of your tooth on the chewing surface between what are called the tooth cusps. The way in which inlays and onlays defer pertains to these cusps, inlays sit totally in-between the cusps, however inlays are used to not only restore the center of the tooth but also cusps.

Onlays are one of the most conservative restorative options available, in comparison to crowns or veneers. It involves the least amount of enamel removal from the affected tooth. Onlays can be made from the same dental material as inlays, composite resin, gold or ceramic.

In summary, inlays and onlays are an effective method for restoring teeth damaged by decay or trauma which can either be a more conservative or stronger option than fillings. 

How Does the Procedure Work?

First we’ll provide local anesthesia to numb the area so you’ll not feel anything. Then we’ll remove the decay from the tooth and apply the composite or filling material. This material will be shaped to match your tooth and bite. We’ll then polish and smooth your new inlay or onlay. There are direct inlays / inlays and indirect. Direct inlays are made here at our offices while indirect inlays are made by a dental lab using moldings of your tooth. Clinically, the materials used for direct inlays have advanced to the point where we’re able to offer lab-like precision right here in our office.

Our Restorative Dentistry Procedures 

Restorative dentistry is for any dental procedure used to replace or repair damaged tooth structure. These procedures can restore your smile by using fillings, crowns, bridges, implants, or dentures. Our restorative dentistry professionals want to help give you the best smile possible with a variety of natural looking procedures.  

Consult our Cosmetic Dentistry Professionals in Orange, NSW

Looking to restore your smile by repairing damage with an inlay or onlay? Consult with our cosmetic and restorative dentistry professionals about the procedures. We offer convenient appointments to accommodate your schedule and oral health needs. Book an appointment or call 02 6362 1987


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