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Inlays and Onlays

Recommended for larger cavities where a filling may not be suitable, a dental inlay or onlay is used to repair the tooth’s biting surface and is generally made from a porcelain material which means they are very strong, natural looking and long lasting.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dental Inlays and Onlays?
As their name suggests, an inlay sits in a hole inside the tooth like a filling and an onlay is used to build up the shape of a tooth that has been badly damaged by decay.
Why is having Dental Inlays and Onlays Important?

If decay has built up in a tooth over time, then the area of damaged tooth tissue will have developed into large cavity that will require immediate attention. Without treatment, the decay will continue to grow and spread and could eventually extend into your root canal causing much pain, potential tooth loss and a much more costly treatment plan.

Cleaning and safely filling your large cavity with an inlay or an onlay will therefore help protect your tooth from any further infection and decay.

How long do Dental Inlays and Onlays last?
Made from porcelain, plastic resin or gold, both inlays and onlays can last up to 20 years where oral hygiene is maintained and with regular check-ups to your dentist.
How much do Dental Inlays and Onlays cost?
The cost of dental inlays and onlays at Sidcup Hill Dental Care is dependemnt on treatment and the material used such as porcelain, plastic or gold. When you come in to see your dentist at Sidcup Hill Dental Care, we will talk you through the treatment procedure and associated costs of treatment before any dental work is carried out. Should you have any questions, please always feel free to ask.

Please get in touch

If you have any questions about our dental inlay and onlay tretment or would like to book an appointment, please do not hesitate to email or call us on 020 8300 2689 or complete our online Appointment Request Form » and a member of our friendly reception team will get back to you as soon as possible.


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