Ensure your teeth are beautiful and healthy with dental inlays and onlays
Inlays and onlays are similar to conventional dental fillings. Typically used to strengthen a tooth significantly weakened by tooth decay, inlays and onlays are made of a strong, sturdy and long-lasting material. This material is easily moulded to the tooth’s structure.
When you visit Marriott & Hand in Melbourne we will assess your dental health and prescribe the best treatment for you. Inlays and onlays are precision crafted in a lab; so the treatment will take 2 appointments.
- The first appointment is where the tooth will be cleaned and treated. Once the decay has been removed an impression of your teeth will be taken. This impression is then sent off to the lab where your inlay—or onlay—will be fabricated.
- When your inlay—or onlay—is ready, you will come back to us for your second appointment. This is where your more permanent restoration will be bonded to the treated tooth.
Inlays and onlays are made from acrylic resin and microscopic particles that are cured for strength. Depending on how much tooth structure has been lost will determine whether you require an inlay or an onlay.
Inlays are used to help strengthen the cusps of the tooth, this helps seal the area and protect the tooth from further damage or structural loss.
Onlays are used when a larger surface area has been damaged, as onlays can help to protect several teeth in the one treatment.
To get the best out of any restorative treatment we strongly recommend maintaining your optimal oral hygiene routine: brushing and flossing every day as well as consuming less sugary food and drink. By maintaining your oral hygiene routine you will help to keep your teeth healthy and ensure the longevity of your restorations (inlay or onlay).
Cosmetic dentistry at Marriott & Hand
Inlays and onlays are just one the many treatments on offer at Marriott & Hand in Melbourne that not only repair your teeth but also return them to their beautiful natural-looking self. Some of the other treatments that we are offering include dental crowns and tooth coloured restorations. For the best smile we can combine treatments to give you a beautiful, natural-looking smile.
Inlays and Onlays Melbourne
Is your smile in need of a makeover? Contact the team at Marriott & Hand today to see how we can help you.