Our Harley Street dentists provide natural-looking fillings and also offer inlays and onlays to restore teeth towards the back of the mouth that have shown signs of damage or decay.
Once the procedure is complete, you’ll find the restoration is more aesthetic and long-lasting than other tooth coloured treatments.
Teeth that are damaged or decayed will need to be restored. Your ability to chew properly will be compromised if the problem is not addressed. In some cases, a filling can protect against further decay, but this option may not provide the necessary protection you need.
It is also possible the tooth is still relatively healthy, which means a full dental crown is not required.
At 75 Harley Street, we provide patients with a number of options to restore teeth that look natural whilst providing strength and stability. Inlays and onlays, also known as partial dental crowns, are usually made from a strong ceramic material. The result is an almost invisible restoration that can last for many years.
Please book your appointment so that we can examine your teeth, advise on the best course of action and talk through your treatment plan.
Please read our FAQs about inlays and onlays for a better understanding of the procedure.
What are the benefits of inlays and onlays?
Inlays and onlays are strong and last longer than fillings. They are most suitable for large restorations of the back teeth.
How do fillings differ?
Nowadays fillings are not only functional but can be natural looking as well. The material for white fillings can vary and are mainly made of glass particles, porcelain and a synthetic resin and a setting ingredient.
White fillings are less durable and can discolour. They are not suitable for the back teeth. The life expectancy of a white filling can depend greatly on where it is in the mouth and how heavy the teeth come together when you bite.