Inlays & Onlays

The perfect restorative solution

Inlays and onlays are similar to a tooth coloured filling although they are made by a specialist ceramist using the latest porcelain and zirconium technologies. This type of restoration is ideal as it is made to fit your tooth precisely and then bonded directly into the cavity of your tooth.

Inlays and onlays are a more conservative restorative solution than a crown, as only a minimal amount of tooth structure needs to be removed. They can even strengthen your overall tooth, therefore protecting it from further breakage.

An inlay is placed ‘in’ the prepared area of a back molar tooth. An onlay is a larger restoration and is placed ‘on’ the surface area of a prepared tooth.

Receiving an inlay or onlay will require at least two appointment visits to Inform Dental. The first to prepare your tooth and create and impression mould for the dental ceramicist. The second appointment will be to place your inlay or onlay.

To ensure the longevity of your restoration, it’s important you maintain a thorough at home oral hygiene routine and schedule regular check-up appointments with the Inform Dental team every six months.