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Prestwich Dental Clinic

Dental Inlays and Onlays

Find out more about our dental inlays and onlays.

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Damaged Teeth? Talk to Us about Our Dental Inlays and Onlays

In cases where there is too much tooth missing to fill the tooth directly, you may be offered an inlay or onlay. These are similar to a filling but a physical or digital impression is taken and the inlay or onlay is then made in a laboratory and cemented into place by your dentist. Whilst your inlay or onlay is being made, you will have a temporary filling to protect the tooth. We now have a CEREC machine which means we can often make and fit the inlay or onlay on the day of your appointment. One significant benefit of an inlay or only treatment, as opposed to a crown, is that they require less filing down of tooth tissue and can be made of many different materials. The most aesthetically pleasing material ceramic. Call our caring team on 0161 773 7080 today.

Inlay or Onlay –What’s the Difference?

An inlay sits in the tooth where a cavity is too large to fill with a general filling. The inlay used to is created to the exact shape and size of the cavity in the tooth and cemented in place. The inlay does not cover the cusp of the tooth. On the other hand, an onlay covers the cusp of the tooth, as well as the top of the tooth. In comparison to a crown, less of the tooth structure needs to be removed for an onlay to be put in place. The special shape of an onlay protects the tooth from damage while retaining as much of the tooth as possible.

The Process Of Fitting Your Onlay/Inlay

Depending on the extent of the repair required, in some cases, the full top surface of the tooth is removed. A full onlay is then produced to replace the biting surface.

Dental Maintenance Plans

We offer a comprehensive membership plan which provides many benefits as well as 20% off treatment* and starts from as little as £9.99/month adults/£5.99/month children – please ask at reception or call us at 0161 773 7080

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