Inlays & Onlays

Specialist tooth restoration in Chelmsford

If you have experienced trauma to your teeth or are suffering from advanced tooth decay, our South Woodham Ferrers dental professionals can repair and restore function to your teeth through inlay and onlay replacements.

Inlays and onlays are pre-moulded composite or porcelain pieces that are created from an impression of your broken tooth and cemented onto the damaged surface. They can be constructed from porcelain, zirconium or composite resin for a natural look though we may advise gold material for a stronger choice which is ideal for the back teeth.

Dental inlays and onlays – the process

The process usually takes two visits. Whilst you’re waiting for the hand-crafted piece to return from the dental lab, your dentist will fit a provisional inlay or onlay to keep the damaged tooth safe and minimise sensitivity.

Once the lays have been fitted, the tooth is polished to reduce rough edges and maximise comfort, giving a natural feel that has always generated excellent feedback on patient satisfaction.

It is also possible to have this treatment completed in a single visit, if CEREC ceramic inlays and onlays are used.

What are the advantages of inlays and onlays?

  • Improves the aesthetic of your smile
  • Strengthens your existing tooth
  • Are less invasive than a complete dental crown
  • Provides greater degree of protection when chewing food
  • Are fully bonded to the teeth so will leave no gaps for food particles to become trapped in

FAQs

What is the difference between an inlay and an onlay?

Whilst the inlay fills the damaged area between the cusps of the tooth, an only will cover the structure of the cusp entirely.

How long do inlays and onlays last?

Our specialist and bespoke restorative treatment will ensure that your inlay or onlay treatment lasts between 20-30 years. We will provide you with the proper guidelines to follow to ensure you prolong the life of your restorations.

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I have received outstanding care (as an NHS and a private patient) from all the staff at this dental practice and can’t thank them enough. They are a professional and extremely caring team - even phoning me to check on my well- being after a procedure. I wish I’d discovered Brickfields much sooner - I would not have the dental problems I have had to live with for much of my life, but I’m so happy to know I’m in safe and professional hands now. My gum health has improved so much and other issues are in the process of being cared for.Thank you to this amazing team!
Jenny H
Jenny H
For a very nervous patient I was really apprehensive to go through substantial dental cosmetic treatment. I did not need to worry as everyone treated me with care and consideration. Amit was superb with his patience and professionalism, as was his nurse.. I’m sorry I didn’t know your name! The end result couldn’t have been better and I now have the smile that I have always wanted. Thank you to everyone at Brickfields… you have all been fantastic!
Ginny
Ginny
I had an appointment with Rohip and Zoe today as I needed to have impressions made.I was very nervous over this because I have a very sensitive gag reflex. Rohip and Zoe made me feel comfortable and immediately put my fears to rest and said I could have a scan instead.I felt at ease and in good hands. Rohip was very professional, explained everything to me at every step. I felt like he was looking after my best interests and didn’t want me to worry.Zoe also could see I was nervous and began having a conversation with me which calmed me down. I relaxed and of course the procedure was over before I knew it. I’ve been on a bit of journey with several trips to the dentist, Rohip referred me to the specialist in the first place and he has continued to support me and I have no doubt in my mind this will continue. I’m in good hands.Thanks for today Rohip and Zoe. I’m extremely grateful.Kind regardsRob
Rob B.
Rob B.
I always have a pleasant experience when visiting Brickfields Dental. All of the staff are professional, friendly and always happy to help.Most recently I have been having treatment with Rohit with Erin assisting him. They have both been absolutely amazing.Rohit did a filling for me a few weeks ago and I can honestly say it is the best filling I have ever had. It doesn’t feel like a filling at all. It looks and feels like a real tooth. Rohit always talks me through the process and makes me feel at ease. He is an amazing dentist.Thank you Rohit and Erin for your amazing work and for being so professional and helpful.9th December 2021Another huge thank you to Rohit who fitted a crown for me today. I’m so impressed, it looks and feels amazing.Such a professional dentist who clearly takes pride in all of his work.Thank you Rohit!
Kelly M.
Kelly M.
Chris is the best Dentist I have had, Brickfields is highly recommended 👌
Andrew W.
Andrew W.
Was very worried to have orthodontic treatment at the age of 39 but the friendly staff and the amazing dentist TC has changed my smile already and it’s not even finished. TC removed 3 wisdom teeth as part of ongoing treatment and I didn’t feel a thing. Really helpful ladies on reception a really lovely practice thank you 😊
Olivia G.
Olivia G.
Very glad to have found this dental practice. They have been attentive to my various dental problems and treated them well. Practice is clean and Covid compliant. The receptionists are lovely as are the dental nurses who held my hand on more than one occasion (as I am not the bravest of patients). Dentist himself was very professional and knew straight away what needed doing and kept me informed throughoutIn all very happy dental patient and can now smile with confidence. Thank you to you all
Eve G.
Eve G.
I have just completed implant surgery and once again I cannot fault this practice. TC, the owner and my dentist today, is a highly competent professional, who is a perfectionist and someone who his staff say would trust him with their lives, you can’t get better praise than that. On this occasion, even the initial local anaesthetic was pain free.The receptionists are always very professional, friendly and very competent. I cannot praise this practice enough. Highly recommended.
Avril N.
Avril N.
Visit today was excellent be as usual. Fixed chipped tooth during routine check up. Staff friendly and helpful as usual.
Kim P.
Kim P.
Felt completely safe with Covid-19 protocols in place. Staff were as friendly and helpful as usual. Great practice.
HARRY T.
HARRY T.
Always happy with the service and care at Brickfields Dental Care.
Kerry G.
Kerry G.
Well organised and COVID Secure. Have had a make over and looks very professional.
Amanda H.
Amanda H.
Very disappointed that no time was given for the lidocaine to work before they tried to pull a tooth. Sure that’s not normal practice, staff really nice, good clean practice.
tellstorytime
tellstorytime
An excellent dental practice with amazing staff. I can’t say enough good things about the practice. If you’re a new patient try and get Dr Amit Patel, he’s my dentist and what a dentist he is and he’s an amazing person he is too.
Stuart
Stuart
Emergency appointment for a lost filling, fitted me in with 20 mins notice. Very polite and efficient, thank you!
Dave C.
Dave C.
The staff are so accommodating and helpful, they will always go the extra mile if and when they can.
Brenda A.
Brenda A.
They are very gentle and caring
Marilyn H.
Marilyn H.
Absolute fantastic dentist, made to feel relaxed and all procedures explained, would highly recommend
Greg S.
Greg S.
After not going to the dentist for over 10 years, having had a bad experience, I was extremely nervous and anxious. All the staff are amazing from the reception ladies through to the dentist, they explained and reassured me about everything they are doing. My treatment is on going through the next month and I have no concerns. Definitely recommend
Lisa G.
Lisa G.
Thank you to everyone at Brickfields for the large filling I had today and for the hygienist appointment yesterday.Everyone gave me clear information and expert treatment.
Richard F.
Richard F.