Inlays and Onlays are a great alternative to crowns and fillings when repairing damaged teeth, they can be made of a variety of different materials such as gold, porcelain and composite.
Inlays & Onlays
We recommend an inlay or onlay when teeth are broken down or when the existing filling is too large to repair with a new filling – if a filling is too large, it has a higher chance of failure.
Inlays and Onlays are made in a dental laboratory therefore require two visits. At your first appointment, the tooth is prepared for the restorative and impressions are sent to the lab for the inlay/onlay to be made. At your second appointment, the inlay/onlay is ready to be fitted and is attached to the tooth using specialised dental adhesive.