If your tooth is too damaged to repair with a filling but not yet worn enough that it requires a full dental crown, your dentist may recommend an inlay or onlay instead.

Inlays and onlays are pre-fabricated restorations we can use to repair larger cavities. An inlay can fill a deep cavity in the centre of a tooth, whereas an onlay may be more appropriate when the damage extends across the corners or “cusps” of the tooth.

Whichever method your dentist recommends, the process is very similar. They will begin by administering a local anaesthetic and removing any decayed material with a small drill. Once the tooth is cleaned and disinfected, the dentist will take an impression of it, with which your inlay or onlay will be manufactured.

Inlays and onlays are available in metal or ceramic varieties. A metal inlay or onlay will need to be produced at a specialist laboratory, but we can create a ceramic restoration on-site using digital scans and milling technology from CEREC®.

Either way, once your inlay or onlay is ready, your dentist will place it into the cavity and check it for a proper fit before bonding it to the remaining tooth structure with a special dental adhesive.

If you would like to know more about inlays or onlays call us on 01342 321 094 or click here to book an appointment.

Why choose the Smile Gallery

The Smile Gallery is a modern dental clinic with your comfort and satisfaction at its heart from the initial greeting through to the completion of your successful treatment.

We understand that your dental health and appearance are both important to you, so we provide an extensive range of treatments to meet your every need.

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Finance Options

All Smile Plan members will receive 20% off all fees* listed. Under the benefits of the plan you will also get the following appointments FREE!

Finance is available at the practice with 0% finance upto 12 months or interesting bearing for up to 5 years!

This could make your treatment very affordable!

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If you want to begin your journey to a perfect smile, call The Smile Gallery on 01342 321 094 or click here to book an appointment
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