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Inlays and Onlays are similar to fillings except they’re stronger

Inlays and onlays restore a decayed or otherwise damaged tooth that a white filling could not

Inlays and onlays restore a decayed teeth

Inlays and onlays restore a decayed or otherwise damaged tooth that a white filling could not

Inlays and onlays are similar to fillings but are not directly bonded onto your tooth. They are fabricated in our dental laboratory and then placed with dental cement. The difference between an inlay and an onlay is an inlay fits in the tooth and an onlay sits on top of the remaining tooth structure.

Inlays and onlays can be constructed using:

Gold

Composite

Porcelain

When you visit one of our Perth dental practices, an Access Dental Care dentist will assess your oral health and determine the treatment that best suits your oral health needs. One of the contributing factors is the extent of damage to the tooth. If the damage is extensive you may require a dental crown instead of an onlay. A dental crown covers the whole tooth whereas an onlay only covers the top (or cusps) of the tooth.

The Procedure for Inlays/Onlays

The procedure for inlays or onlays takes two appointments: the first is to prepare the tooth surface and the second is to fit the inlay or onlay.

The First Appointment

The First Appointment

The First Appointment

During your first appointment, we will assess and prepare your tooth. This involves:

The tooth and surrounding tissue to be numbed

Once the anaesthetic kicks in the decay will be removed and your tooth prepared for the inlay or onlay

An impression is taken of your teeth with dental putty. We will take an impression of your upper and lower teeth so our dental technician can see how your teeth bite together.

While you wait for your permanent restoration a temporary one will be fitted.

It is generally a week or two before we receive your permanent restoration

The Second Appointment

The Second Appointment

The Second Appointment

During your second appointment, one of our dentists will place your inlay or onlay. This involves:

Once again your teeth and surrounding gum tissue will be numbed

After the anaesthetic has kicked in the temporary restoration will be removed and your tooth cleaned

Before bonding your new restoration, we will ensure that it fits properly and that your bite is comfortable. Once you are happy and our dentist is happy the inlay or onlay will be bonded into place using dental cement.

How long an onlay or inlay lasts will depend on how you look after your oral health. At Access Dental Care in Perth, we strongly recommend maintaining regular dental check-ups to ensure your oral health and to assess the restoration.

How much do Inlays and Onlays cost in Perth?

How much do Inlays and Onlays cost in Perth

The cost of an inlay varies depending on size and complexity. Inlays and Onlays can range from $800-$1600. However, the cost of these treatments can vary if additional complex treatment is required.

How much do Inlays and Onlays cost in Perth

Inlays and Onlays Perth

If the structure of your tooth has become compromised by decay or injury, contact the team at Access Dental today to schedule a consultation and assessment. An inlay or onlay may be the ideal solution for you.

Perth CBD

Bull Creek

East Perth

Request An Appointment At One Of Our Three Locations

Perth CBD

Level 7, 140 St Georges Terrace,
Perth, WA 6000, Australia

Bull Creek

64 Bull Creek Dr
Bull Creek WA 6149, Australia

East Perth

Suite 104, 128 Adelaide Terrace, Perth WA 6004,  Australia.