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  • 3 Limeharbour
  • London
  • E14 9LS
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Sometimes, cavities can be substantial and severe, warranting something more than a filling. In such cases, inlays and onlays can come to the rescue.

What are inlays and onlays?

An inlay is a small filling that fits into the biting surface of a tooth, whereas an onlay addresses a larger area of a tooth, and is suited to larger cavities.

Today, we’re able to use tooth-coloured porcelain to create inlays and onlays, which gives a discreet result that blends in with your natural teeth. Both restorations are made specifically for your tooth, in a dental lab, and whilst an inlay is a little similar to having a filling (with the edges extending to the top edges of the tooth) an onlay fits over the edges, a little like a small cap.

What to expect from treatment from an inlay or onlay

Inlays and onlays usually require 2 appointments.

Examination: your tooth will be examined, so we can identify the need for either an inlay or an onlay to address the decay that’s present.

Cleaning: the decayed matter is removed, and your tooth is then prepared for the inlay or onlay.

Preparation: a 3D image of your tooth is taken, allowing the dental technician to create an inlay or onlay that fits your tooth perfectly.

Fitting: we will carefully fit your inlay or onlay, checking over that it’s precisely the right size. A polish is then applied to the tooth, to give it the same finish as your natural teeth.

How will inlays and onlays benefit me?

They can be made in the image of your natural tooth shade.

  • Reverse unpleasant symptoms.
  • Have peace of mind that your dental health is stabilised.
  • They’re durable – with the right care, an inlay or onlay can last for several decades.
  • Having an inlay or onlay will reduce your chance of requiring more complex treatment to tackle decay in the future.
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  • location Innovadent Dental Clinic
  • 3 Limeharbour
  • London
  • E14 9LS
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