Dental inlays are a tooth restoration treatment that can improve the strength of teeth that have been damaged by decay or trauma. They are most commonly used in the back teeth and are usually made from porcelain (ceramic) to create a seamless blend with the natural teeth.
The inlay is placed within the tooth, in line with the prepared tooth.
What Happens During an Inlay Procedure?
Your inlay procedure will consist of the following, firstly local anaesthetic is administered for most patients so that there is no pain during the preparation the tooth is then cleaned out of any decay and the remaining tooth structure is precisely prepared to receive an inlay.
A Cerec machine is then used to:
- capture an image of the prepared tooth which is then designed on a special computer and information sent to a milling machine. This usually takes around 45 minutes.
- Once milled the inlay is checked for fit and adjusted if necessary. It is then bonded into place and finally polished.
If you look after your teeth, the inlay will last for many years.
Why Visit Dr Olstein for Your Inlay Treatment?
- 30 Years of Experience: When it comes to something as precious as your teeth, you want an expert on hand. Expertise only comes from experience, and after 30 years of experience in the dental industry, you’re in the best possible hands with Dr George Olstein.
- Friendly and Attentive Staff: We know that visiting the dentist can create some apprehension. To combat this, we’ve filled our clinic with friendly staff, that will allay all your fears and attend to any and all of your concerns.
- Personalised Treatment Plan: No tooth is the same, so no two inlay treatments can ever be the same. In our clinic, you’ll be treated as a person, not just another patient. This approach ensures that you get an inlay that is comfortable, invisible and helps to restore the health of your teeth and mouth.
How to Book an Inlay Appointment
If you have a decayed or damaged tooth that needs attention, an inlay could save you from having to get the tooth extracted. You can call our friendly team on 03 9510 1644, or complete our quick and easy online booking form.