Inlays and onlays are two types of restorations that your dentist can suggest if you have a cavity in your tooth that needs to be filled. An inlay is a small filling that fits into the biting surface of a tooth while an onlay covers a larger area of the tooth and is better suited to bigger cavities. For many years, gold has been used to make inlays and onlays because it is a hard material and lasts for a long time. Nowadays, tooth-coloured porcelain is also used and gives the restored tooth a more natural look, which many patients prefer.
Inlay & Onlay creation in Hampton
Inlays and onlays can be made in a dental laboratory by a technician, with the help of impressions taken of your teeth. While these are being made, you will wear a temporary filling. When your inlay or onlay is ready your dentist will glue it into place using a special adhesive, after removing the temporary filling.
Thanks to advances in digital technology (called CAD/CAM) porcelain inlays can be made at the dental practice using a special milling machine known as CEREC. This means you will need less visits to the dentist to have your tooth restored.
Choose us for Inlays & Onlays
If you would like to find out more information about our inlays and onlays, or any of our dental treatments in Hampton and throughout London, make sure you get in touch with our friendly and professional team. Call our Hampton dental clinic direct on 020 8941 3383 or 020 8744 5353 to reach our Twickenham office. Alternatively, if you would prefer, you can leave your details on our contact us page and await a swift reply.