Patients who have suffered from tooth decay or trauma to their teeth could be ideal candidates for Inlay and Onlay replacements. This method can improve the appearance of the teeth, as well as create a stronger structure.
Inlays and onlays have been developed as an alternative to dental crowns as they need less tooth shaving than dental crowns. Inlays & Onlays can be made from Gold, Porcelain, Zirconium or Composite resin material.
For those patients who wish to have ceramic Inlays and Onlays in a single visit, we also offer single visit CEREC Inlays & Onlays.
Gold Inlays and Onlays are very strong and very rarely fracture. Whereas Zirconium, Porcelain, and Composite Inlays and Onlays are all tooth coloured and are normally used for areas that may be seen when patients smile or laugh.
Pearl Dental Clinic is one of the few clinics in the UK that provide dental inlays/onlays using the iTero digital scanning system.
The iTero handheld wand takes a digital, 3D image of your teeth, preventing the need for traditional impressions which can cause some patients to gag. You can look at the iTero 3D image of your teeth on the screen in real-time. Furthermore, the image quality is crystal clear. This image is then sent straight to the laboratory. Therefore, work can start on the restoration immediately.
1-2 weeks later: Fitting of the final inlay/onlay.
The cost of Inlays and Onlays differ based on the size of the restoration and the experience of the laboratory technician and the dentist carrying out the treatment. Inlays and Onlays generally cost more than white fillings but on average they do last longer. So in the long term may be more cost effective and involve fewer visits to the dentist. Inlays & Onlays cost £495-£595 at Pearl dental clinic. You can spread the cost of your dental treatment interest-free with our 0% dental finance plans.