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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We would like to say a massive welcome to Irina Thilly who recently joined the team at Together Dental Thaxted. Although Irina has worked in practices in both the UK and Sweden we are delighted that she has now joined the Together Dental family. Irina has a special interest in minimal invasive dentistry, facial aesthetics, invisible braces and so much more! Welcome to the team! ... See MoreSee Less

We would like to say a massive welcome to Irina Thilly who recently joined the team at Together Dental Thaxted. Although Irina has worked in practices in both the UK and Sweden we are delighted that she has now joined the Together Dental family. Irina has a special interest in minimal invasive dentistry, facial aesthetics, invisible braces and so much more! Welcome to the team!
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