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Inlays and Onlays are a treatment used to restore back teeth. They are an appropriate solution when damage or decay to the tooth and its structure is too severe for a standard filling.

They are essentially a laboratory made filling for situations when the tooth decay creates a cavity that is too big for a conventional filling.

Both inlays and onlays are made to fit the shape of your tooth. Inlays fit into the grooves of a tooth. An onlay is similar to a crown but does not extend all the way down to the gum line like a crown. Restoring teeth with inlays and onlays is less invasive and requires less filing of the tooth than a crown.

What does the procedure involve?

The tooth is prepared and shaped in readiness for the inlay or onlay. A mould or impression is taken so that an exact restoration can be created to match the tooth. A temporary filling will be placed to seal the cavity from further decay and prevent any sensitivity.

How long will it take?

The fabrication of an inlay or crown will take at least two appointments. The first appointment involves preparation of the tooth, taking impressions. At the second appointment, the temporary inlay or onlay will be removed and we will check the bite, fit and appearance of the new inlay or onlay. Once you are happy, we will cement the inlay or onlay using local anaesthetic if required to ensure that you do not feel any pain.

What materials are used?

Composite, ceramic and gold materials are used to create inlays and onlays

What are the benefits?

  • Makes the tooth stronger
  • Creates a natural appearance
  • Stain-resistant
  • Long-lasting

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"Jonathon Brown recently replaced a strategic front tooth with an implant. Right from the beginning Mr. Brown was clear and articulate about what he could do and how he would achieve it. The treatment itself went smoothly and on schedule…

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"After years of begrudging the six-monthly check-up (or every nine years), I thought I'd give Queens a go as I was working in the station house opposite.  An endless string of dentists who showed no interest in me or my health…

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"You can expect a truly personal service from Paul and the rest of his friendly and professional team at the Queens Dental Practice – I’ve been a patient for several years and I can’t recommend them highly enough. Whether for general…

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"Childhood experiences of visits to the dentist supplemented by my reluctant occasional subsequent appointments as a young adult left me with a huge fear of dentistry and meant that I would only visit the dentist for many decades in extreme circumstances.…

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Mr AW

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"Following a course of treatment with Dr Jonathon Brown, I needed both upper and lower dentures. I was treated on the NHS and was fitted with plastic dentures. These required a fixative to keep them in place, and the taste…

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"After searching far and wide for a new family dentist, I’m so pleased to have found the Queens Dental Practice. Paul is simply an outstanding dentist, supported by a great team. Not only is he very thorough, but he has…

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We just wanted to thank you for such a thorough, friendly and helpful examination and review my daughter and I had today. You were especially kind and welcoming to my four year old daughter, who was nervous about seeing the…

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I required emergency dental work last month and was very anxious about it given previous bad experiences else where. However, within minutes Dr Brown and his team put me at ease. I was extremely impressed by the level of care…

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After putting of going to a dentist for a number of years due to severe anxiety, I have been extremely fortunate to find a fantastic dentist and dental nurse to really help my dental issues, educate on good hygiene and…

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