Are you looking for a reputable dental practice that offers ceramic dental inlay Melbourne? We perform several types of professional tooth restorations. At MDS Dental, we prefer ceramic inlays and onlays as a less invasive solution for patients presenting with moderate damage. Contact us to book an appointment for a thorough dental examination and a tailored dental treatment plan.

When is a dental inlay a viable alternative to a dental crown?

When teeth are decayed or damaged, professional dental restorations are necessary to prevent further damage and deterioration. Different patients require different types of dental restorations. At MDS Dental, we will conduct a thorough examination to determine the best treatment plan for you. We will discuss all the options with you, and explain the reasoning behind our recommended treatment plan for you. We are the trusted dental team for all types teeth restoration, including ceramic dental inlay Melbourne.

At MDS Dental, we offer ceramic inlays and onlays as a more conservative and less invasive alternative to dental crowns or partial crowns. Dental inlays and onlays are used instead of crowns when the damage or decay is moderate. More extensive damage or decay requires the placement of a crown. The sooner you see a member of our team, the better. Dental pain and discomfort, when left, almost always develops into far more extensive dental problems.

What are dental inlays and onlays?

Dental inlays and onlays are both types of ceramic restorations. Onlays are more extensive, covering the tooth’s cusp and biting surface. A ceramic dental inlay is a restoration that fits inside the tooth, much like a filling.

Metal fillings are associated with a range of problems. They are unsightly and can either expand or contract, resulting in a poor fit.

Discover the benefits of MDS Dental’s ceramic dental inlay Melbourne.

Both dental inlays and onlays are coloured and shaped to match your natural tooth. This makes them almost invisible – a vast improvement on the metal fillings of old! And unlike metal fillings, ceramic inlays won’t expand or contract. This means they provide a much better fit, which is important for comfort and maintaining oral health.

Very little of the tooth’s surface is removed when an inlay is applied. Therefore, we are able to preserve the maximum amount of the healthy tooth structure. This means that the restoration process focuses on repairing damaged or decayed areas of the tooth, without removing much of the healthy structure.

Importantly, ceramic inlays can last for up to 30 years. This longevity is a huge benefit!

What is the process for getting a ceramic dental inlay Melbourne?

At MDS Dental, the process for a ceramic dental inlay Melbourne takes place over two appointments. This is what you can expect from a typical ceramic dental inlay process:

  1. At your first appointment we will prepare your tooth for a ceramic dental inlay. This means we will remove any existing restorations, such as old metal fillings. We will also remove any decayed areas of the tooth. Once this is done, we will take an impression of your tooth. This impression is sent to the dental laboratory where an inlay will be made to fit your tooth perfectly. We will put a temporary inlay in place to ensure that your tooth is protected and doesn’t cause you any discomfort.
  2. When you come in for your second appointment, we will remove the temporary inlay and replace it with a ceramic inlay that fits your tooth perfectly.

If you are looking for a professional team to make and fit a ceramic dental inlay Melbourne, then contact our friendly team to book the next available appointment.