Inlays & Onlays
Restore your teeth to their former glory
At Space Healthcare, we can often restore broken-down teeth using inlays or onlays. Smaller than crowns, but bigger than fillings, they are made of composite resin, ceramics, or gold, and are bonded into place on your tooth.
An inlay fits into your tooth, while an onlay is on the top biting surface.
Both inlays and onlays are usually manufactured in a dental laboratory using precision models of your teeth. They are recommended when a direct filling will not offer enough long-term protection.
We carefully evaluate your tooth to make sure the remaining tissue is healthy enough for an inlay or onlay. We will also check you have enough tooth structure left, so that an inlay or onlay is able to restore your tooth’s look and function for many years to come.
The stages for having an inlay or onlay are usually carried out over two or three visits: