SERVICES

At Gateway Dental, based in Umhlanga Ridge Durban, we offer the full spectrum of Basic Dental Treatments, as well as smile-enhancing Cosmetic Procedures.

INLAYS/ONLAYS

A long term option for replacing old fillings or for large cavities. A porcelain filling which is very strong, especially for molars and premolars.

DEFINITION

Dental inlay / onlayInlays and Onlays are indirect fillings made of porcelain that fit into and onto the tooth. These inlays/onlays are used to make the tooth stronger by holding it together while retaining a natural and cosmetically pleasing colour. These restorations are similar to regular fillings, with the exception being that they are permanently cemented and are made from full porcelain blocks.

Inlays and Onlays are used in cases when there is insufficient tooth structure to support a filling but the tooth does not require a crown.

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING TREATMENT

This procedure will be done under local anaesthetic, so you should not experience any pain. The tooth will be prepared accordingly and decay or existing defective filling will be removed. A scan of the tooth is then done and the inlay is manufactured by a machine.

This is done by CAD/CAM technology (Computer-Aided Design/Manufacturing technology). The inlay is made from a block of porcelain. The inlay is made and fitted shortly after the tooth has been prepared. Thus the treatment is carried out in a single visit.

WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER TREATMENT

The local anaesthetic will take a few hours to wear off. There will not be any pain after the procedure as only the enamel and some dentine of the teeth are removed. Occasionally sensitivity can be experienced. Further adjustments can be done to the inlay/onlay/opposing teeth if the bite feels uncomfortable after the anaesthetic wears off.

 

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Tel:
031 566 1185

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Monday - Thursday:
8 am - 6 pm

Friday:
8 am - 5 pm

Saturday:
8 am - 1 pm

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