Inlays & Onlays


The back teeth can often develop tooth decay and while we can mend small to medium-sized cavities with tooth coloured fillings, larger areas of decay will require a stronger restoration. This is why Dr Poulos might suggest using an inlay or onlay to mend your back tooth, restoring its strength and structure as well as its appearance.

What are Inlays and Onlays?

Our inlays and onlays are made from advanced and extremely hard wearing porcelain that should last much longer than a conventional composite resin filling. You may need an inlay if you have a cavity right in the centre of the chewing surface of your tooth, whereas an onlay is designed to repair a larger area of decay that may have affected one or more of your tooth cusps. This type of restoration requires two visits to Sydney Cosmetic Dentist as it is hand-made in a dental laboratory to our exact specification. Once bonded in place, your beautiful new inlay or onlay will be virtually invisible.