Inlays & Onlays

Inlays Onlays in Iffley

Decayed or chipped teeth can often be repaired with fillings, however if the damage is too substantial, particularly on the back teeth, then an inlay or onlay may be recommended. Inlays or onlays can be made from a number of strong materials such as metals or ceramics.

An inlay is a small filling that fits into the biting surface of a tooth. An onlay covers a larger area of the tooth and is better suited to bigger cavities. Gold was traditionally used for these types of restorations. However, in recent times hard-wearing tooth-coloured porcelain has become a more popular choice of material. This is a more aesthetic way to restore the teeth and creates a more natural-looking smile.

Here is how they work:
  1. After an impression is made of your tooth, the inlay or onlay will be made in a dental laboratory by a technician.
  2. While these are being made, you will wear a temporary inlay/onlay. When your lab-made inlay or onlay is ready we will bond it into place using a special adhesive, after removing the temporary.
Life Benefits
  • Preserves remaining tooth structure.
  • Long-term aesthetic and functional solution.
  • Offers a natural-looking restoration.
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Iffley Dental Care
2 Rose Hill, Iffley, Oxford OX4 4HS
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Monday 8.15 am - 5.00 pm
Tuesday 8.15 am - 5.00 pm
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Sunday Closed
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