The dental inlays and tooth onlays Lake Haven residents can count on for improved dental health
At Advance Family Dental Lake Haven, we offer dental inlays and onlays to new and existing patients on the Central Coast. Our specialised treatment is designed to fully restore the strength of your tooth, even in cases where large cavities and tooth decay are present.
With a range of materials available, we’ll ensure that your inlay or onlay will be durable and withstand the test of time. Contact us to book an appointment and improve your dental health with dental inlays and onlays in Lake Haven.
What are dental inlays and onlays?
Dental inlays and onlays are types of restorations that are used to repair a damaged or decayed tooth. Also known as “indirect fillings”, they are made from materials like porcelain, gold alloy, or composite resin and are custom-made to fit the specific shape and size of the damaged area of the tooth.
An inlay is a restoration placed within a tooth’s cusps (the pointed parts). It is typically used to repair a cavity or other damage that is too large for a filling but not large enough to require a crown.
An onlay, on the other hand, is a restoration that covers one or more cusps of a tooth and the flat surface of the tooth. It is typically used to repair more extensive damage, such as a larger cavity or a crack that extends into the tooth’s cusps.
Both inlays and onlays are often used as an alternative to traditional dental fillings because they are more durable and long-lasting. They are also more conservative than crowns because they require less removal of the natural tooth structure.
We can help determine whether an inlay or onlay is right for your dental needs or whether full mouth rehabilitation is required.