Inlays / Onlays

WHAT ARE INLAYS/ONLAYS?

Inlays and onlays can be made of porcelain, gold, or composite resin. These pieces are bonded to the damaged area of the tooth. An inlay, which is similar to a filling, is used inside the cusp tips of the tooth. An onlay is a more substantial reconstruction, similar to the inlay but extending out over one or more of the cusps of the tooth.

Traditionally, gold has been the material of choice for inlays and onlays. In recent years, however, porcelain has become increasingly popular due to its strength and color, which can potentially match the natural color of your teeth.

HOW ARE INLAYS AND ONLAYS APPLIED?

Inlays and onlays require two appointments to complete the procedure. During the first visit, the filling being replaced or the damaged or decaying area of the tooth is removed, and the tooth is prepared for the inlay or onlay. To ensure proper fit and bite, an impression of the tooth is made by the dentist, and sent to our in-house dental lab for fabrication. The dentist will then apply a temporary sealant on the tooth and schedule the next appointment.

At the second appointment, the temporary sealant is removed. Dr. Martinez will then make sure that the inlay or onlay fits correctly. If the fit is satisfactory, the inlay or onlay will be bonded to the tooth with a strong resin and polished to a smooth finish.

CONSIDERATIONS FOR INLAYS AND ONLAYS

Traditional fillings can reduce the strength of a natural tooth by up to 50 percent. As an alternative, inlays and onlays, which are bonded directly onto the tooth using special high-strength resins, can actually increase the strength of a tooth by up to 75 percent. As a result, they can last from 10 to 30 years. In some cases, where the damage to the tooth is not extensive enough to merit an entire crown, onlays can provide a very good alternative.

Dr. Hung & Associates Dental Center

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Patient Review By Rosean C

I am so happy with the results. In Australia a few years ago I paid a lot of money to have two crowns and the results were terrible. I have just had them replaced here and they now look fantastic. The staff at this clinic are wonderful.

- Rosean C

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Patient Review By Mrs Carol and Mr Jack Bernardi

The service and staff are 1st rate, they are the most pleasant and polite, they make you feel comfortable. as for the dentist they are most gentle and caring i have come across. i would recommend you anytime. from my husband and myself i would like to say thankyou for your care until next time.

- Mrs Carol and Mr Jack Bernardi

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Patient Review By Scott A

Overall this experience was the best dental care I have ever recieved, from them shuttling me from my hotel the first day, to the beautiful receptionist whom warmly welcome me on each visit,and of course the top notch proffesionalism displayed by the doctors. My teeth feel and look better than they have in the last ten years and the work done appears so natural no one can even tell they are crowns.

- Scott A

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Patient Review By Laila H

it was a good experience for me and my husband ,all the staff very friendly doctors very profosional , fast treament , i would recommend this clinic to any one.

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Patient Review By Rebecca Catherine F

My mother and I have had extensive dental work here over 2 weeks. Teeth whitening, root canal, fillings, crowns, implant and bridge. Dr Hung and his team have been so professional and caring throughout the whole process, especially with me being scared of the dentist. I couldn't of asked for a better experience here and I have and will be reccomending their services to my friends and family. Thankyou Dr Hung and team for looking after my mother and I we couldn't be happier! We absolutely love our new smiles!

- Rebecca Catherine F

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Patient Review By Grace

Dr Hung's Dental Clinic offers excellent dental treatment. I'm very pleased with the results. I have been looked after very well. From day one, transfer from the airport, till the last day I have been offered top dental and medical care. All the doctors, nurses and admin staff have been very professional. Dentist are very skillful, gentle and they pay amazing attention to detail. Dr. Hung's clinic is very well equipped with modern dental instruments and facilities and offers the highest standard of dental treatment. I'm very happy with my porcelain crowns, veneers and RCT (Root Canal Treatment). On top of that all the teeth were treated without any pain. I have no hesitation whatsoever to recommend Dr. Hung's clinic to anybody that wants the highest standard of dental treatment. The most important is the factor that Dr. Hung will see you the day of your first treatment and he will check final results and will see you final day of your treatment . I appreciate that a lot. It shows his highly ethical approach and responsibility. Welcome to contact me any time. Kind Regards, Grace. Melbourne, Australia."Treatment Received : Porcelain CrownTotal Amount Paid : AU$5,000

- Grace

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Patient Review By Janie

I cannot say enough about the service we received by Dr Hung and the team here. My fiancé travelled to Vietnam for the sole reason to have his teeth fixed. I was able to communicate with them via e-mail and was kept up to date. They were even able to meet my fiancé at the airport. His teeth are wonderful and it has changed his life I would recommend Dr Hung to anyone who was thinking about getting dental work.

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