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Inlays & Onlays

Gold Inlays

Gold Inlays are restorations placed usually on the chewing surfaces of back teeth. A Gold Inlay is, in principle, a filling made of gold and can be prepared to suit the given defect, sometimes the decay or fracture of a tooth can be so extensive that it is necessary to repair with the use of an Inlay rather than other filling materials.

An Inlay will support the structural integrity of a tooth and restore to full use, enabling the tooth to withstand the forces of chewing once again due to its durability.

Porcelain Inlays

Porcelain Inlays are restorations placed usually on the chewing surfaces of back teeth.

A Porcelain Inlay is, in principle, a filling made of porcelain and can be prepared to suit the given defect, sometimes the decay or fracture of a tooth can be so extensive that it is necessary to repair with the use of an Inlay rather than other filling materials.

An Inlay will support the structural integrity of a tooth and restore to full use, enabling the tooth to withstand the forces of chewing once again due to its durability.

A huge advantage to Porcelain Inlays is that they are tooth-coloured and can look completely natural.

How is an Inlay made?

Your Dentist will prepare the tooth, usually under a local anaesthetic, an impression will be taken, and this will then be sent off to a highly skilled Dental Technician who will make your custom-made Inlay.

It takes two weeks for the Inlay to come back to us ready for fitting.

Once the fit and appearance has been checked the Inlay is cemented in place.

Aftercare:

You must practice good oral hygiene and maintain regular visits to the Dentist/Hygienist. It is very important to floss between the neighbouring teeth to ensure food debris and plaque is not left to endanger the longevity of your inlay.

We have a range of dental products to help your oral hygiene regime and can advise you how to use them effectively.

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