Decayed or chipped teeth can often be repaired with white composite fillings that look natural, however if the damage is too substantial, particularly on the back teeth, then an inlay or onlay would be recommended. Inlays or onlays can be made from a number of strong materials such as metals or ceramics.
An inlay is a small filling that fits into the biting surface of a tooth. An onlay covers a larger area of the tooth and is better suited to bigger cavities. Gold was traditionally used for these types of restorations. However, in recent times hard-wearing tooth-coloured porcelain has become a more popular choice of material. This is a more aesthetic way to restore the teeth and creates a more natural-looking smile. Here is how they work:
Thanks to advances in digital technology (called CAD/CAM) porcelain inlays can be made at some dental practices using a special milling machine known as CEREC. This means you will need fewer visits to the dentist to have your tooth restored.Life Benefits
Now I can smile and be confident, not conscious of what I look like when I do. It's wonderful!
We are very happy to announce that the Dental & Implant Centre will be re-opening from Wednesday 10th June 2020
Throughout the pandemic, we have been clear that our first priority is the wellbeing of our patients and colleagues and this continues to be the case. As a result, the Dental & Implant Centre will be phasing in treatments and it is likely that some treatments will be available before others as there are different PPE requirements for different treatments. If you need advice, or if you are in need of urgent dental treatment, please contact the practice for help and advice .
The Team at the Dental & Implant Centre