Ceramic inlays and onlays are used when a back tooth (a premolar or molar) has lost a substantial part of its structure, either to decay or to trauma which has caused a large part of it to chip or crumble away. When this happens a conventional white filling made from composite resin will not be strong enough to mend the tooth.
An inlay will mend a cavity in the centre of the chewing surface of a back tooth, whereas an onlay will mend a cavity in the central part of the tooth, as well as damage affecting one or more of the cusps.
The cusps of the tooth are the raised points located on the outer and inner edges of the tooth.
Our Greensborough dentist will prepare your tooth, removing any damaged or decayed areas.
Next, an impression is taken of the tooth and sent to the dental laboratory who will fabricate it according to our prescription.
Finally, the inlay or onlay will be fitted and bonded in place.
We provide the most comprehensive range of dental services in the Greensborough area