Porcelain Inlays & Onlays

Porcelain Inlay & Onlays

Porcelain inlays are essentially custom shaped porcelain fillings, which look natural and are super strong. Porcelain onlays cover the biting surfaces of teeth to protect weak/damaged teeth, similarly they look amazing and are very strong.



WHY USE INLAYS / ONLAYS RATHER THAN FILLINGS?

Crowns are very strong and usually last over 10 years as long as they are placed with careful planning and maintained well by the patient. Generally after many years, crowns tend to lose their lustre and may need to be placed due to aesthetics reasons.

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WHY USE INLAYS / ONLAYS RATHER THAN CROWNS?

Black margins are a common aesthetic problem when crowns made of metal underneath ceramic are used. As Our dentists will almost always use all ceramic crowns, this problem will not occur, and the entire tooth will be hidden under your beautiful new crown.

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HOW LONG WILL THEY LAST?

After a careful clinical examination and once the gap has fully formed, our dentist will very conservatively prepare the adjacent tooth and take all the necessary photographs and possibly ask our expert ceramist to attend this appointment to ensure a perfect shade match. After this first appointment a temporary bridge will be fitted, then a week later the final bridge is fitted onto the adjacent tooth.

“I broke a really big silver filling over the weekend, Dr. Patel placed a new all porcelain onlay over the broken tooth to repair it and it looks fab!”

Mr L. W.

Book a consultation to see how Inlays and Onlays can protect your teeth today.

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