Inlays and Onlays Treatments

Revive your smile with our inlays and onlays dental treatments, a dedicated approach to fixing damaged teeth. These procedures, also known as indirect fillings, provide an excellent option for repairing teeth with moderate decay. Inlays and onlays serve as a more conservative choice compared to full dental crowns, preserving more of your natural tooth.

To preserve more tooth structure and strengthen the remaining tooth, an Inlay or an Onlay can be constructed.

Inlays / Onlays are alternatives to routine amalgam or white fillings and are made from porcelain or gold.

They are a much stronger alternative to fillings and onlays which extend over the cusp tips of the tooth and can additionally protect the tooth and this avoids you needing a crown.

They are bonded to the tooth and can increase the strength of a tooth by 75%.

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An Inlay / Onlay is not appropriate for everyone. If you have a tooth that is badly chipped, fractured, or broken down it is recommended by
Dr. Ahmed to have a crown as the answer to this problem.

A crown is a tooth-shaped ‘cap’ which is custom-made to fit exactly over the tooth. A tooth with a large filling often needed to be protected by a crown.

The Treatment

The inlays and onlays treatment begins with a thorough examination and assessment of the patient’s dental condition. After determining the appropriate materials, the dentist will prepare the affected tooth by removing any decay or damaged portions.

An impression of the tooth is taken, which is then sent to a dental laboratory for the creation of the custom-made inlay or onlay. During a subsequent visit, the restoration is carefully fitted and bonded to the tooth using a strong dental adhesive. The dentist will ensure proper alignment and a comfortable bite before polishing the restoration to achieve a natural and seamless appearance.

This precise and meticulous process results in a durable and aesthetically pleasing restoration that enhances both the form and function of the treated tooth.

At Longwood House Dental Practice, we offer customised inlays and onlays using various materials. These restorations are tailored to your specific dental needs and concerns. Inlays and onlays can provide significant benefits for eligible patients, enhancing both functionality and aesthetics.