Inlays and Onlays

Inlays and onlays are custom-made dental restorations used to repair teeth with moderate decay or damage that do not require a full crown. Crafted from porcelain, composite resin, or gold, these restorations are bonded to the damaged area of the tooth, offering a more conservative and durable option compared to traditional fillings.

Benefits of Inlays and Onlays

Preservation of Natural Tooth Structure: Unlike full crowns, inlays and onlays require minimal removal of the tooth’s natural structure, preserving its strength and integrity.

Durability and Strength: Made from high-quality materials, inlays and onlays are strong and long-lasting, withstanding the chewing forces effectively.

Aesthetic Appeal: Porcelain and composite resin inlays and onlays can be matched to the natural color of your teeth, providing a seamless and attractive appearance.

Improved Functionality: They restore the tooth’s functionality, making it easier to chew and speak comfortably.

Resistance to Stains and Wear: These restorations are highly resistant to staining and wear, ensuring they maintain their appearance and functionality over time.

The Procedure
Consultation and Examination: During your initial visit, Dr. Kim Wagstaffe will thoroughly examine your tooth and discuss the best treatment options. If an inlay or onlay is suitable, an impression of your tooth will be taken to create a custom fit.

Preparation and Placement: The decayed or damaged portion of the tooth is removed, and the tooth is prepared for the inlay or onlay. A temporary restoration may be placed while the permanent one is being crafted. Once ready, the inlay or onlay is bonded to the tooth, and adjustments are made to ensure a perfect fit.

Final Touches: Dr. Wagstaffe will polish the restoration to blend seamlessly with your natural teeth, ensuring comfort and functionality. Follow-up visits will be scheduled to monitor the restoration and your overall dental health.

At Dr. Kim Wagstaffe’s clinic, we prioritize patient comfort and satisfaction. Our advanced technology and expert craftsmanship ensure that your inlays and onlays are precisely fitted and beautifully integrated with your natural teeth. We are committed to delivering exceptional dental care tailored to your unique needs, helping you achieve a healthy, radiant smile.