Inlays and Onlays are restorations that are used to rebuild a tooth that has lost a significant amount of its structure due to decay or trauma. Similar to dental fillings but rather than being directly placed into your tooth and then set, they are fabricated in our dental laboratory and then cemented into place. This is known as an ‘indirect procedure’. Inlays fit into the tooth whereas onlays sit on top of the remaining tooth structure.
Inlays and Onlays can be constructed using –
Your dentist will evaluate your tooth to see if it is suitable for an Inlay or Onlay and also decide which material is best.
Two appointments will be necessary: the first to prepare the tooth surface and the second to fit the Onlay or Inlay.
The first appointment
The Fit Appointment