General Dentistry

Inlays / Onlays

Treatment At a Glance

Treatment

Inlays
Onlays

Price

£795
£895

Time

2 hours to prep the teeth
30 min fit 2 weeks later

Why choose this treatment at The Courtyard Clinic?

Bespoke, high aesthetic lab work
High strength porcelain

Dental inlays and onlays

Like fillings, inlays and onlays are used to restore a tooth’s form and function following damage. The difference being that, whereas a standard filling is applied directly into/onto your tooth and this is set hard in your mouth, inlays and onlays are custom-made in the laboratory and then cemented in place. 

When does a tooth need an inlay or onlay?

  • Inlays and onlays are used when the tooth structure is not firm enough to place a regular filling. Inlays and onlays are a stronger restoration and should last longer.
  • If a tooth doesn’t need a full crown yet, which is a more destructive option, the dentist will prescribe an inlay or onlay instead.
 

The difference between an inlay/onlay

The difference between inlays and onlays is that an inlay is placed inside a cavity on your tooth whilst an onlay replaces the cusp(s) (tips) of your tooth. 

 

Materials that can be used:

Gold, composite, zirconia or porcelain.

 

Your dentist will explain the advantages and advise on which one is best for your tooth.

 

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