What is an inlay?

An inlay is a small filling that fits into the biting surface of a tooth while an onlay covers a larger area of the tooth and is better suited to bigger cavities. For many years, gold has been used to make inlays and onlays because it is a hard material and lasts for a long time. Nowadays, tooth-coloured porcelain is also used and gives the restored tooth a more natural look, which many patients prefer.

Why have an inlay or onlay?

Inlays and onlays can be made in a dental laboratory by a technician, with the help of impressions taken of your teeth. While these are being made, you will wear a temporary filling. When your inlay or onlay is ready your dentist will glue it into place using a special adhesive, after removing the temporary filling.

Thanks to advances in digital technology (called CAD/CAM) porcelain inlays can be made at the dental practice using a special milling machine known as CEREC. This means you will need less visits to the dentist to have your tooth restored.

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Our friend and professional ice skater, Alex Demitriou has completed his Invisalign journey with Together Dental dentist, Dr Brad Hawkins. We think you'll agree the results are amazing! We are so pleased you are happy with your new smile.

What is Invisalign? Invisalign straightens your teeth without unsightly braces. People often can’t tell that you are wearing them at all. No one is going to know unless you tell them.

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Introducing Dr Rudy Audit, Together Dental Hamsey Green.

Rudy qualified from Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry with distinctions.

His approachable, calm and friendly nature enables him to put his patients instantly at ease. He is committed to providing quality and high standard of care across the wide range of treatments available in dentistry. He is also passionate about keeping up with new technology and new treatments.

Rudy has also completed his fellowship training with the Royal College of Surgeons and has a keen interest in complex restorative work.

Outside dentistry he enjoys sports, travelling and music.

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