Restore damaged teeth with
Inlays and Onlays
Inlays and onlays are dental restorations used to rebuild a tooth that has lost a significant amount of tooth structure (large decay, heavily filled or broken). They’re made in a very similar way to crowns, and from similar materials. We offer inlays and onlays to restore our patient’s teeth here at Sherwood Dental in West Brisbane. We service patients in Sherwood, Rocklea, Indooroopilly, Chelmer, Oxley and the surrounding areas with this effective treatment.
Inlays and onlays are similar to dental fillings but rather than being directly placed into your tooth and then set like a filling, they are actually fabricated in our dental laboratory and then cemented into place. This process is commonly known as an ‘indirect procedure’. The difference is that inlays fit into the tooth whereas onlays sit on top of the remaining tooth structure, both serving different purposes.
Dr Craig Duval will first see you for a consultation to ensure that inlays or onlays are suitable for you.
Inlays and onlays can be made from gold, but tooth-coloured/white porcelain is most common.
Dr Craig Duval will evaluate the damage to your tooth to see if you are a suitable candidate for an inlay or onlay. During your initial consultation we can also discuss and decide on which material is most suitable for you. We’ll only suggest an inlay or onlay if it’s the best option to address your dental concern.
In order to receive an inlay or onlay often two appointments at our South Brisbane practice will be necessary: the first is required to prepare the tooth’s surface and during the second we will place your onlay or inlay.
Ask Dr Craig Duval
To find out more about Inlays and Onlays, or to book an appointment with Dr Craig Duval, please contact us today.