Sometimes, we are unable to place fillings because the damage (or ‘holes’) caused by broken teeth or decay are too big. In addition, the ‘holes’ may not yet require a full cover crown. In this instance, we would usually recommend the use of porcelain inlays or onlays.
What is an inlay or onlay?
Porcelain inlays or porcelain onlays are larger ‘fillings’ made of porcelain that fit into or onto the tooth depending on the size required.
At Ascent Dental Care Loughborough, they are used when there is too little tooth structure to predictably support a white filling but there is enough tooth to avoid placing a crown, which can be more destructive to the tooth long-term.
Porcelain inlays/onlays are handcrafted in the laboratory by our experienced dental ceramists for a truly bespoke restoration
Porcelain inlays / porcelain onlays are extremely durable (even more-so than white fillings!) lasting up 20 years, this is because porcelain inlays/onlays are precision bonded in place, thereby increasing the structural integrity of the entire tooth.
Benefits of porcelain inlays/onlays:
- Cosmetically pleasing – the inlay/onlay will blend in seamlessly with natural teeth
- They are handcrafted to fit your teeth snugly and are precision bonded in place
- They are durable and long lasting, helping to preserve your tooth structure.
- They are conservative and do not require mass enamel removal
At Ascent Dental Care Loughborough we are proud to offer FREE Consultations for patients considering inlays or onlays. Simply call our friendly team to find out how our flexible approach to your dental needs could result in the smile of your dreams.
At Ascent Dental Care Loughborough we offer all patients access to our 0% finance facility, meaning patients have choice and flexibility when it comes to financing their dental needs. Bringing you closer to a beautiful smile that is more affordable than you may think