Dentistry for people who love to smile
Call in the big guns – inlays and onlays for larger restorations
Save your tooth – having an inlay or onlay will prevent further damage or treatment
Beautifully aesthetic – we use the best cosmetic dental laboratory to create our inlays and onlays for a seamless result
Strong and long lasting – your inlay or onlay will be strong enough to withstand everyday life, so you’ll never have to worry about it
Two 20-minute appointments
Inlays and onlays from £650 each
Dental inlays and onlays are known as indirect fillings because they are manufactured in a dental lab, then placed by our dentists during an appointment. They’re less invasive than dental crowns and can help a tooth last for many years to come.
Inlays and onlays are used to repair extensive damage that is too large or too deep for a regular filling. They are normally used to repair the molars (or chewing teeth) at the back of the mouth or to repair large areas on the front teeth. An inlay is placed inside a cavity whereas an onlay is placed either on one or more cusps (points) of the teeth, or to fully cover the biting surface.
Traditionally, inlays and onlays have been made from gold. However, we now use materials such as porcelain and composite resin that can be shade-matched to the surrounding teeth.
Inlays and onlays are tailored to fit from a digital impression taken of the damaged tooth. This makes them more stable and durable than regular fillings, providing effective and long-lasting protection. They’re also easier to clean and provide a natural-looking finish.
Dental inlays and onlays are used to repair damage to the back teeth that is too extensive to be treated with a dental filling.
Inlays and onlays are similar, they are just used to treat different sections of the tooth. An inlay is used when a repair is required in the centre of the tooth. An onlay is used when the damage also affects the raised parts of the tooth (the cusps), so onlays are a bit bigger than inlays.
Inlays and onlays are made by our dental laboratory, using strong materials that can withstand chewing and biting forces. They are also extremely aesthetic, meaning that they will fit seamlessly, and no one will be able to notice them.
If your dentist recommends an inlay or onlay it is important not to delay your treatment as the damaged area may become too great if left too long. If this happens, we may have to treat the problem with a dental crown instead, which would be a more costly treatment.
The treatment for inlays and onlays is very similar and each will require two appointments.
During your first inlay or onlay appointment we will remove the damage from the tooth and clean the affected area. To do this, we will numb the area first using a local anaesthetic before using the dental drill. The procedure will be completely painless and comfortable throughout.
Once the damage has been removed, we will take an impression of the tooth. This will be sent to the dental laboratory where the inlay or onlay will be crafted by the dental technicians. Your dentist will place a temporary filling to protect the area while we wait for your permanent inlay or onlay to arrive.
During your second appointment, we will remove your temporary filling and fit your new inlay or onlay. This will feel smooth and seamless and will look just like your natural tooth. Your tooth will be protected from further decay, and you will be able to eat as normal.
We’re currently accepting new patients from Crouch End and the surrounding areas such as Hornsey, Finsbury Park, Hampstead, Muswell Hill and Finchley.
Here are a few great reasons why you should consider Crouch Hall Dental Care to be your go-to dental practice.
No deposit, 0% interest and pay as you go options, available
Specialists in pain management – you’ll never feel anxious about paying us a visit
Same day early morning and late night appointments that fit in with your busy lifestyle
Bona fide specialists mean that you’re in the best possible hands