Inlays and onlays are similar but used for different parts of your tooth. An inlay fits inside the cusps of the tooth, which are the points on the edge. It fits directly onto the structure of your tooth like a puzzle piece.
An onlay covers the tooth including the cusps, which can be worn away from the damage. They restore a larger portion of the tooth than onlays.
When you receive an inlay or onlay, there are two parts to the process. We will prepare, shape and take impressions of your teeth. You’ll receive a temporary restoration or crown to wear meanwhile. The impressions and other necessary data will be sent to our local laboratory. Our experienced technicians will handcraft your inlay or onlay from ceramic that matches the rest of your teeth.
You’ll return to our clinic for a follow-up to have your permanent inlay or onlay fitted and bonded into place. Your comfort is our priority and you will be fully numbed during your appointments as needed.
At your initial appointment, we’ll perform an examination to discover whether your tooth needs a filling, inlay, onlay or crown. We’ll discuss our recommendations with you and you’ll be able to decide how you would like to proceed. Contact The Dental Junction today to book your appointment for inlays and onlays Noosa Heads!