Inlays and Onlays
We can use composite resin fillings to repair small or medium sized cavities but this material is not strong enough for larger areas of decay, particularly in your back teeth. If you do have quite a large cavity in a back tooth then we will suggest repairing it with an inlay or onlay.
These restorations are made from porcelain and look very natural, nearly invisibly repairing your tooth. Although slightly more expensive than a conventional filling, porcelain inlays and onlays are longer lasting and are very strong and hard-wearing. Each restoration is custom-made in a laboratory to exactly fit the cavity, sealing out bacteria and food, protecting the tooth and restoring its strength.
An inlay can repair the large chewing surface of a back tooth. An onlay is slightly larger as it will repair this central area and one or more of the cusps, or raised points of a back tooth.
For more information, please speak to our friendly dental team on (02) 6291 5533. Our practice is located at 2/26 Benham St, Chisholm ACT 2905.