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Dental Inlays in Coventry

Inlays and onlays are a strong and long-lasting solution to restoring a damaged or decayed tooth’s biting surface.

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What are Inlays and Onlays?

Inlays are performed when the cusp of the tooth is not damaged. As they require little tooth structure to be removed, inlays can be successfully bonded directly to the biting surface. Generally made from porcelain, composite resin or gold, inlays are bigger than fillings and smaller than crowns. They are constructed prior to being fitted and then bonded to the damaged tooth.

An onlay is a more extensive form of reconstruction, which is required when the damage is over more than one of the tooth cusps, and therefore an inlay won’t suffice.

Dental inlays and onlays have the same effect, and the procedures are typically completed over two dental visits. Call our Coventry dentist on 024 76 686 690 for more information on our cosmetic dentistry treatments and how dental inlays and onlays can be used to restore your teeth back to their natural appearance and strength.

Patient Questions

An inlay is designed just to fit across and protect the surface of the whole tooth. Unlike a crown which is fitted over the tooth to protect it from further damage, inlays leave more of the natural tooth intact.

Inlays and onlays have a lifespan that is similar to that of a crown. Whereas fillings may need to be replaced after 10 years, inlays and onlays can last a long time – as much as 15 to 20 years. This makes them a good solution for repairing teeth and protecting them for the future.

The procedure for getting an inlay is similar to getting a filling. Local anaesthesia will be used to numb the area, and then the dentist will clean out the cavity and prepare it for the inlay. The inlay will be custom-made to fit your tooth and then bonded into place. The entire process usually takes one or two visits.

There is no easy answer to this question since it depends on a variety of factors, such as the location and size of the cavity, the type of material used for the filling, and the patient's personal preferences. Inlays are usually made of porcelain or composite resin, while fillings can be made from a variety of materials.

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NHS patients are welcome at all of our practices in the Coventry area.

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Bhandal Dental Practices are perfect for both your private and NHS treatments

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Bhandal Dental Practice

298a‑c Foleshill Road

024 7668 6690
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