Inlays and onlays help to restore moderately damaged or decayed teeth at the back of the mouth to provide strength and stability for normal chewing.
An inlay is made outside the mouth by the laboratory and serves to fill a large hole in the tooth. The material used can be tooth-coloured porcelain, composite or gold that is used on strong bites on the back of the tooth.
An impression of the tooth is taken once the decay and damaged tooth has been cleared. This records the shape of the tooth being repaired and the teeth around it. A temporary inlay will be placed to protect the tooth while the laboratory makes the inlay. On the next visit the inlay will be bonded to the tooth and slight adjustments will be made to the bite if necessary.
How long to Dental Inlays and Onlays last?
Made from porcelain, plastic resin or gold, both inlays and onlays can last up to 20 years where oral hygiene is maintained and with regular check-ups to your dentist.
How much do Dental Inlays and Onlays Cost?
The cost of dental inlays and onlays treatment will depend on the material used such as porcelain, plastic or gold. When you come in to see your dentist at Weedon Dental Surgery, we will talk you through the treatment procedure and associated costs of treatment before any dental work is carried out. Should you have any questions, please always feel free to ask or get in touch prior to your appointment.