Dental inlays and onlays at Chelsea Dental Spa, London
Dental inlays and onlays are restorative treatments used when old fillings need to be removed or replaced or as an alternative when it is no longer possible to fit a standard filling because of significant decay or damage to the tooth.
A dental inlay fills the space in between the cusps – or rounded edges – at the centre of the tooth’s surface. A dental onlay works in the same way but covers one or more cusps or the entire biting surface of the tooth.
These conservative dental treatments are minimally invasive – meaning only the decayed area of the tooth is removed. Inlays and onlays fit perfectly into the affected area, meaning decay is less likely to occur once the restoration is completed. Created from special ceramic material, inlays and onlays look and feel just like your natural teeth.