Inlay and Onlays

Inlay and Onlays

Inlays and onlays (also known as indirect fillings) are used if the damage is too extensive for a filling to treat effectively.

They are also less invasive alternatives to a crown. A long-lasting restorative solution, they are usually placed in teeth at the back of the mouth.

Unlike a filling, inlays and onlays are created outside the mouth from an impression taken of the tooth. An inlay is cemented within the cavity and an onlay usually covers the whole biting surface. They are made from hard-wearing materials including porcelain and composite resin, and if aesthetics is not an issue, gold can be used to provide a particularly durable restoration.

Aftercare

Inlays and onlays are very stable restorations that fit a damaged tooth perfectly to provide superior protection and can withstand stronger chewing forces. The affected tooth requires little further preparation and as the inlay or onlay is tailored to fit, they can be easier to keep clean than other restorations. When properly maintained, with effective cleaning and regular check-ups, inlays and onlays can last for years.

Patient Reviews


I would recommend anyone with gum disease to consider every form of treatment possible. You can really feel confident of the skill and approach the Haven team...Diane, Cookham
All my questions were answered in as much detail as I needed. I would recommend that anyone with a gap considers this option. I couldn’t be more pleased...Joan Campbell, Lower Earley
Now I feel a lot more confident and would certainly recommend the treatment – my only regret is that I didn’t have it sooner!Matt, Earley
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