Inlays and onlays are similar to crowns but are less destructive to the remaining tooth structure. Inlays replace tooth structure within the cusp tips, onlays incl. covering one or more cusp tips.
When decay is quite significant fillings can weaken the remaining tooth structure. Inlays and onlays are indirect restorations made in the laboratory that do not weaken the structure of the tooth. They also spread the forces of biting evenly throughout the tooth.
They can be made from a combination of materials incl. gold, ceramic or zirconia.
We would like to inform you that due to the COVID-19 outbreak we are currently unable to work as normal following the latest government guidelines.
This is not a decision we have taken lightly but we feel it is our responsibility to protect you, our valued patients, our team and our families. We have taken the difficult decision to cancel all routine exams, treatments and hygiene appointments.
Please do not arrive at the practice unannounced.
We will be maintaining a telephone service for advice and booking emergency appointments. Dental emergencies include:
Severe pain for over 48 hours
Trauma or uncontrolled bleeding
We understand this is inconvenient and it may mean the treatment timelines are extended. We will be able to reconvene normal service once it is safe to do so. If your appointment needs to be postponed, one of the team will be in touch.
For information on managing your toothache at home click here
Thank you for all your support during these uncertain times.
Stay safe and we look forward to seeing you all soon.