Inlays and Onlays

Dental inlays and onlays are used to restore broken teeth for teeth that are beyond the repair of a filling

  • Less expensive than dental crowns
  • Natural looking and colour matched
  • Designed using advanced E4D technology
  • Can be fabricated in a single appointment
  • Made from resilient materials
  • Long lasting restorations
Inlays and Onlays

Thanks to E4D technology, we are able to repair broken teeth in a single appointment, fixing the problem on the spot for our patients.

- Dr Rammo, Principal Dentist at justSMILE

If a filling is not sufficient, porcelain inlays and onlays available at justSMILE in Ramsgate Beach can be created to restore your broken or decayed teeth.

What are inlays and onlays?

Inlays and onlays are indirect restorations made from porcelain or composite resin materials. The restoration is fabricated by our E4D milling technology to match the exact cavity in the tooth then carefully bonded to tooth’s surface.

Less protective than a full coverage porcelain crown but substantially stronger than a tooth-coloured composite filling, inlays and onlays can be the best option for many restorative situations.

What is the difference between inlays and onlays?

An inlay covers only one or two surfaces of the tooth, and is used to restore a smaller amount of decay.

An onlay covers one or more cusps (the chewing surfaces of the tooth), and offers greater protection for moderately fractured or decayed teeth.

How do these restorations protect the tooth?

Inlays and onlays are incredibly strong – due to the fact that they are made from high quality porcelain and are skilfully fabricated by our specialist dental technician.

By protecting the tooth from fracturing, inlays and onlays actually strengthen the tooth. Inlays and onlays fit perfectly into the prepared surface of the tooth, helping to keep decay from reoccurring under the restoration.

Preparing your tooth for the inlay or onlay

Before the restoration can be applied the tooth needs to be prepared. Dental decay and damaged parts of the tooth are removed and the inlay or onlay will be designed and moulded to fit the prepared area.

At justSMILE in Ramsgate we use the latest technique and technologies dentistry has to offer. One of these pieces of technology is the E4D system. The E4D system enables the dentist at justSMILE to design and create porcelain restorations in just one appointment. That means no messy moulding material and no annoying temporary restorations.

What materials are they made of?

Made from porcelain, inlays and onlays match the colour and shade of your teeth—which means your inlays and onlays will seamlessly match the rest of your teeth and they should feel like normal teeth too.

Same-day restorations with E4D

depending on the nature of your restoration, we may be able to create the restoration within the hour. Ask Dr Rammo for more information.

Give justSMILE a chance to help you take care of your smile

Looking after your newly restored teeth is as easy as maintaining good oral hygiene, which entails brushing at least twice a day and flossing at least once a day.

For more information on restorations like inlays and onlays, book a consultation with Dr Rammo today.