Inlays and Onlays Gold Coast
Inlays and Onlays are a great way to restore teeth that have suffered extensive damage.
Inlays and onlays are similar to fillings but provide a more comprehensive treatment solution. While fillings can be used to fix minor damage, inlays and onlays can be used to repair more significant damage.
Treatment for serious decay and trauma
If your teeth have suffered serious decay and trauma, traditionally, a large filling would be required. This is not ideal as a large part of your natural tooth structure would be lost. Rather than having to use an over-sized filling, or completely remove your teeth, inlays and onlays are the perfect solution.
How the procedure works
What’s the difference? An inlay will be inserted into your tooth and fill the space between the rounded edges or cusps of the existing tooth, while an onlay will sit on top of the existing tooth structure covering a more extensive region of the biting surface. Onlays may also be referred to as partial crowns.
Uniquely constructed material
As inlays and onlays provide a more comprehensive treatment to that of the filling, the procedure is a little more complicated. The material will need to be uniquely constructed in order to best fit your tooth.
The required treatment
At Varsity Smiles dental practice you can rest assured we will only prescribe the treatment we think is most appropriate to restore your smile.
If you think you may require restorative dental treatment, it’s important not to just ignore the issue. While it may be inconvenient at the time, taking simple restorative measures now will likely save large extensive and expensive dental treatments in the future.
In the long run your teeth will thank you for receiving the appropriate dental treatment.
To Note: Any dental procedure carries risks which also may depend on your general health. This will be discussed with you prior to any dental intervention.
Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner such as your dentist or your doctor.