What are Inlays and Onlays?

The chewing surfaces of your back teeth are vulnerable to cavities, due to intricate fissures that are tricky to keep clean. While normal fillings are ideal for mending small or medium sized cavities, they are not strong enough for larger areas of decay. When you have a larger cavity in a back tooth, we will recommend restoring your tooth with an inlay or onlay.

What is the Difference Between Inlays and Onlay?

An inlay is made to restore just the central chewing surface of a tooth but an onlay is slightly larger. You will need an onlay if tooth decay or trauma has damaged one or more of your tooth cusps, the raised points on the outer edges of your teeth.

Precision-made from porcelain, these restorations are durable, strong and beautiful, nearly invisibly restoring your teeth so you can chew with confidence. Your inlay or onlay can be created while you wait with our on-site CEREC machine which utilises the most up-to-date CADCAM technology.

Oct, 03, 2017