Inlays and Onlays Caroline Springs
Inlays and onlays can be used to restore teeth with extensive damage
Inlays and onlays play a similar role to fillings, but are more comprehensive in treatment. If your teeth have suffered more extensive damage inlays and onlays may be the perfect solution to restore your smile.
A treatment method for more serious decay and trauma
Traditionally, if you were seeking dental treatment to repair extensive damage a large filling would have been the recommended solution. This is not ideal because, depending on the extent of damage, the filling will remove a large majority of your natural tooth structure. As an alternative to using an oversized filling, or completely removing a tooth, inlays and onlays are a great solution.
How does the procedure work?
Firstly, what is the difference between an inlay and an onlay? An inlay is positioned in your tooth, it fills the space between the rounded edges or cusps. An onlay on the other hand sits on top of the tooth covering and protecting a larger surface.
The inlays or onlays are uniquely constructed to best restore the damaged area. The tailored construction will also ensure the material is given the best chance to last in your mouth and help protect your smile.
If you think your smile could benefit from a restorative dental treatment it’s important to see a dentist as soon as possible. While the immediate inconvenience may act as a deterrent, putting off the treatment can lead to future extensive and expensive treatments being required.