When a tooth or set of teeth are so badly worn that they can’t support a directly placed filling, dental inlays & onlays could be the answer.
Dental inlays & onlays are custom-made gold or porcelain pieces that fit on the biting surface of a tooth, protecting it against biting forces and decay. Dental inlays are placed inside the tooth while dental onlays fit over the tooth.
Natural porcelain inlays & onlays
While gold inlays & onlays have an excellent track record, advances in dental technology have seen the arrival of porcelain versions that rival its strength.
However, the real advantage with porcelain inlays & onlays is that they are much more aesthetically pleasing, because they can be made to look and feel like enamel.
At K2 Dental we custom-make your porcelain inlays & onlays, resulting in a fast turnaround, a perfect fit and an exact colour match.
The benefits of inlays & onlays
Inlays & onlays provide a much better resistance than fillings against biting forces, but there are other benefits too:
- Super-tight fit, eliminating the chance of decay
- Reduced chance of gum disease
- Long-lasting fit
- Easy to clean, resulting in better dental hygiene.
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Fitting your inlays & onlays
After an initial consultation to work out a treatment plan that suits you, the process of fitting inlays & onlays is carried out over two appointments:
▸ Appointment 1:
We prepare the tooth, take impressions and place a temporary inlay or onlay. We use the impressions to custom-make your inlays & onlays in our lab.
▸ Appointment 2:
After checking the aesthetic result and that your new bite is working well, we bond the permanent inlay or onlay to your tooth.
Frequently asked questions
▸ How long do inlays & onlays last?
Dental inlays & onlays can last between 5 and 15 years depending on the amount of wear and tear they experience. Good oral hygiene and avoiding grinding or clenching your teeth will ensure they last longer.
▸ How much do dental inlays and onlays cost?
Dental inlays & onlays start at £575 per inlay or onlay. Our full list of prices & payment options are published here. Discounts are provided for SmileCare plan members.
Where are we
We're along Fulham Palace Road, between Fulham & Hammersmith in South London.
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