Preparing for an Onlay or an Inlay
If your dentist has established that a dental onlay or inlay is necessary, we can do this in a single visit!
STEP ONE – PREPARATION
We will begin the procedure by preparing your tooth for restoration. Your dentist will provide a local anaesthetic to numb the area and prepare the tooth by removing any damage or decomposition. Once your tooth is cleaned out of decay, we will create a 3D scan of the surrounding area to design a perfect restoration solution. The preparation usually takes between 45 minutes to an hour. You can wait around or come back on the same day when your dental onlay or inlay is ready.
STEP TWO – CEMENTATION
We will dry your tooth and place bonding material into it to ensure you can enjoy your treatment for a long time to come. The greatest benefit of a porcelain inlay or onlay over a traditional filling is its durability. Unlike composite white fillings that stain and sometimes even break after a while, primarily due to a lack of oral health care and an unhealthy diet, porcelain inlays and onlays are much more robust and will last you a long time. However, even with this treatment option, it is essential to stay on top of your routine and brush your teeth regularly.
WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER THE PROCEDURE
We will give you a call the next day to check in on you and see how your new restoration fits and feels. If you are feeling uncomfortable, there may be a need for a few adjustments. Our friendly dentists will book you in for a further appointment and fix any issues. Sensitivity is normal in the first few weeks and will wear off over time.
Looking for a durable treatment option?
Contact Central Hutt Dental to book in for a dental inlay or onlay appointment and ensure your teeth work the best that they can!