When a tooth or set of teeth are so badly worn that they can’t support a directly placed filling, dental inlays or onlays could be the answer.
These custom-made gold or porcelain pieces 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 and 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 and 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 and onlays, resulting in a fast turnaround, a perfect fit and an exact colour match.
The benefits of inlays and onlays
Inlays and 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 dental inlays or onlays
After an initial consultation to work out a treatment plan that suits you, the process of fitting inlays or 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 or 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 and onlays last?
Dental inlays and 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.
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