Restoring your teeth to their best form is easier than ever. With modern dentistry and your trusted Smiles Nambour dentist, strong and healthy teeth are within your reach.
At Smiles Nambour, we have multiple options for restoring your teeth such as inlays and onlays. From simple to complicated dental issues, we can help!
Read on and learn more about our how inlays and onlays can help.
What Are Inlays And Onlays?
Inlays and onlays are often confused with dental fillings and dental crowns. They have the same basic purpose – they are used to restore a tooth with decay. The difference among these three is when they are best used on your decayed teeth.
Inlays and onlays are recommended when the damage is too large for a dental filling to fix, but isn’t damaged enough to require a dental crown.
Another significant difference is the application. While dental fillings are directly moulded unto the target tooth during your appointment, inlays and onlays are first fabricated in the laboratory before being fitted to the tooth.
Is There a Difference Between Inlays And Onlays?
The difference between inlays and onlays is in the extent of the damage they fix.
Inlays are used to fill the space in between the cusps or at the centre of the damaged tooth.
Onlays cover one or more cusps or the entire biting surface of the tooth. They are also used when the damage is greater.
Benefits Of Inlays And Onlays
Inlays and onlays offer the following benefits:
- Minimal removal of tooth enamel
- Do not expand and move around unlike dental fillings do when exposed to thermal changes
- Last longer than dental fillings
- More resistant to stains (from coffee, wine, soda, etc.) compared to other dental restorations
The inlay or onlay application only takes two dental appointments. Ideal candidates are prepared by removing all the decayed parts of the target tooth.
Your dentist will take an impression and measurement of the tooth to be sent to the laboratory for fabrication. A temporary dental restoration is set in place to protect the tooth while you wait for your inlay or onlay to be fabricated.
On your second appointment, the fabricated inlay or onlay is bonded and fitted into place. Your comfort and ease are prioritised throughout the treatment.
Quality Inlays And Onlays At Smiles Nambour
At Smiles Nambour, we can restore your smile and health of your teeth through our quality dental treatments.
Restore your teeth to their former strength. Talk to us today!
Call (07) 5441 4438 or visit us at 4/104 Currie Street in Nambour.