Whilst onlays are used in cases where a tooth’s chewing surface needs to be filled (specifically back teeth), inlays are appropriate for less complex cases. Getting an inlay or onlay will help to keep your smile healthy and bacteria-free thereafter.
Like composite fillings, inlays are applied inside the cusps of your teeth, whilst onlays are more comparable to crowns, but cover only the damaged portions of a tooth. Your dentist will take an impression of the damaged tooth and send it to the dental lab, where your custom inlay or onlay is made from (metal) porcelain or resin. Both these materials are effective in mimicking the appearance and translucency of tooth enamel, blending in well with your smile. The tooth is cleaned and the inlay or onlay is fitted once we get it back from the lab.
“I had a very tricky root canal done. The care was excellent and they were so patient, explaining what they were doing at every…”
“Westbridge Dental Practice has taken care of my dentistry for over 5 years. The team are professional, friendly and polite. The dentists I have…”
“I have been using this dentist for a few years and came across Dev about 6 months ago who is absolutely amazing, he puts…”
“I underwent root canal treatment carried out by Mohammad Khokar. Both Mohammad and Mary were excellent throughout taking great care to make the experience…”
“Excellent service. I phoned to see if I could see my usual dentist recently and I was booked in. I arrived today and there…”