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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Since graduating as a dentist in 2012, Vignesh has continually sought to expand his knowledge and develop his clinical skills in order to provide high quality, up-to-date care. This has included numerous post graduated courses at home and abroad in cosmetic dentistry, short-term adult braces (Fast BracesTM, 6 Months SmileTM and Invisalign) and dental implants.

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From the early stages of his career, Vignesh has held an interest in restorative dentistry. Using his knowledge and technical skills to restore his patient’s dental health and seeing the impact this can have on their overall well-being is what Vignesh enjoys most.

Since graduating as a dentist in 2012, Vignesh has continually sought to expand his knowledge and develop his clinical skills in order to provide high quality, up-to-date care. This has included numerous post graduated courses at home and abroad in cosmetic dentistry, short-term adult braces (Fast BracesTM, 6 Months SmileTM and Invisalign) and dental implants.

At Together Dental Billericay, he works closely with a highly skilled and experienced in-house dental laboratory in providing bespoke implant solutions for a wide array of patients needs.

In 2018, Vignesh achieved a Masters degree in Endodontics (root canal treatments). As well as enjoying general dentistry, Vignesh runs several endodontic referral clinics across Essex treating regular and complex cases. Alongside his referral clinics, Vignesh is always happy to invite new patients too.
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Composite bonding (sometimes called tooth bonding or dental bonding) is the perfect treatment to repair minor damage, unevenness, or gaps in your teeth. The composite resin is expertly applied and moulded by your dentist to match the colour of your teeth, creating a natural result and instantly transforming your smile. ✨

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As we look forward to BBQs, the wedding season and many delayed events, there is no better time to get summer ready and we can help you do that! 

Composite bonding is most fashionable treatment of the summer season as results are stunning and immediate.

Composite bonding (sometimes called tooth bonding or dental bonding) is the perfect treatment to repair minor damage, unevenness, or gaps in your teeth. The composite resin is expertly applied and moulded by your dentist to match the colour of your teeth, creating a natural result and instantly transforming your smile. ✨ 

Book a free consultation with the team today. Summer smile contact form in our bio ☀️ 

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Composite bonding is most fashionable treatment of the summer season as results are stunning and immediate.

Composite bonding (sometimes called tooth bonding or dental bonding) is the perfect treatment to repair minor damage, unevenness, or gaps in your teeth. The composite resin is expertly applied and moulded by your dentist to match the colour of your teeth, creating a natural result and instantly transforming your smile.

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Composite bonding is most fashionable treatment of the summer season as results are stunning and immediate.

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