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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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.
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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.
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tellstorytime
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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.
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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.
Absolutely excellent service
barbara Y.
barbara Y.
I've just had 2 fillings. Very caring and totaly pain free.
Jon K.
Jon K.
My appointment with Joanne assisted by Lyn was the best I have encountered in the dentists chair considering the complexity of the work required ,painless and comfortable as possible.I would throughly recommend them to any person requiring any dental work.
David R.
David R.
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Tim Y.
Tim Y.
I have always received a warm welcome from the moment I've set foot in the door. Ahmit and his colleagues are extremely professional whilst reassuring during all the treatment I have received. I would 100% recommend to anyone!
Fiona J.
Fiona J.
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