Inlays/Onlays and Restorations

If you need a filing or crown, you may be concerned about the long-term effect on your teeth, and that’s why so many people are looking at alternatives such as inlays and onlays. They help to preserve more of your natural teeth, and they are made in a colour to match the surrounding teeth so nobody will be able to notice them.

Inlays and onlays can be preferable to older methods of dentistry because:

  • They are strong and resistant
  • It’s hard to stain or discolour them
  • They can prevent further infections and complications


Inlays are bonded to the inside of your teeth and blend in perfectly, making them the ideal alternative to large metal filings. Not only do they help our dentists preserve more of your natural teeth, they are very effective at preventing bacteria and therefore can help prevent further complications.


Onlays are a great alternative to crowns, allowing you to keep most of your natural tooth. They simply fit over the tip of the cusp of your tooth, blending in with the surrounding enamel for a great looking result. 

If you’d like to find out whether inlays and onlays would be suitable for you, simply pick up the phone and make an appointment with our dental team on 08 9227 8777