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Are You Suffering From Tooth Decay?

Do you want natural looking fillings?

What Are Inlays And Onlays?

If your teeth have decayed and holes have been caused, then an inlay or onlay may be required to treat the cavity. If the cavity is too severe for a filling then the next step up would be for an inlay or onlay (if it isn’t quite severe enough for a crown). Inlays and onlays are treatments that bridge the requirement gap between fillings and crowns, and will depend on how severe your cavity is.

Inlays & Onlays

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Why Would You Need Either An Inlay Or Onlay?

An inlay or onlay can be used for:

Moderate teeth decay (less severe cases may be more suitable to have fillings)
Slight tooth fractures (in more serious cases dental crowns will be required)

One of the most common first symptoms you may notice that can lead to needing an inlay or onlay is toothache.

Do I Need An Inlay or Onlay?

If you are unsure which treatment will be the most suitable for you, we offer free consultations so we can asses your teeth and identify which options will be the most suitable for you.

Will The Inlays or Onlays Be Noticeable?

We will make the inlays and onlays to match your natural tooth colour so they are very discrete and effective.

How Long Will They Last?

They are both made out of a durable material but their are still certain factors that can affect their longevity:

Oral hygiene
Oral hygiene

What Are The Differences Between Inlays & Onlays?

Inlays are internal like filling structures that slot in the tooth vertically
Onlays are external fabricated fillings that covers the tip of the tooth horizontally

What Is Involved In The Treatment?

During the procedure the patient will have very minimal discomfort and the dentist will carefully remove the decay, in preparation for the inlay or onlay.

We will take an impression of the prepared tooth which will then be sent to a lab for the custom inlay and onlay to be fabricated.

When the inlay or onlay is back from the lab, the dentist will carefully fit it to the affected tooth/teeth.

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If you think you need either an inlay or onlay please do not hesitate to call us and book your free consultation today.

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