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Inlays and Onlays

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Inlays and Onlays

Handcrafted laboratory made ‘fillings’

Sometimes, the holes caused by broken teeth or decay are too big to place fillings but do not warrant a full cover crown. On these occasions, we would recommend the use of porcelain inlays or onlays.

Porcelain inlays or porcelain onlays are larger ‘fillings’ made of porcelain that fit into or onto the tooth depending on the size required. They are indicated when there is too little tooth structure to predictably support a white filling but there is enough tooth to avoid placing a crown, which can be more destructive to the tooth long-term.

Porcelain inlays/onlays are handcrafted in the laboratory by our experienced dental ceramists

The main advantage of porcelain inlays / porcelain onlays is that they are that they are much more durable than white fillings, lasting up 20 years, this is because porcelain inlays/onlays are precision bonded in place, thereby increasing the structural integrity of the entire tooth.

Benefits of porcelain inlays/onlays:

Aesthetically pleasing – they blend in seamlessly with your surrounding teeth
They are handcrafted to fit your teeth snugly and are precision bonded in place
They are durable and long lasting, helping to preserve your tooth structure.
They are conservative and do not require mass enamel removal

If you have worn, broken down teeth, or have large and unsightly fillings that were perhaps placed many years ago, why not call us to book a free consultation? It could be that porcelain inlays or onlays are the perfect solution for you.

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