Dental Inlays and onlays in Langley, Slough

Dental Inlays and Onlays

Inlays and onlays are considered the intermediate step between the restorative capabilities of dental fillings and crowns, incorporating some benefits of both. Fundamentally, Inlays and onlays perform the same function, and differ only in the area of the tooth they repair. 

Inlays are best suited for restoring the chewing surface of a tooth, within its ridges or cusps. Onlays are typically more appropriate for damage that has spread to or beyond the cusps. Inlays and onlays can be made from a variety of different materials, including porcelain, composite resin, and gold.

Like all restorations, inlays and onlays repair damage, prevent pain, and reduce the risk of future tooth loss. They also offer other important benefits:

  • A more natural-looking smile: Tooth-colored inlays and onlays can blend in seamlessly with your surrounding tooth, repairing your smile without any cosmetic drawbacks.
  • Metal-free: The metal in silver amalgam restorations is highly sensitive to temperature change and may expand or contract when exposed to heat or cold. This change can damage a tooth, ultimately weakening its structure. Our inlays fluctuate at virtually the same rate as your tooth, making them a much better fit.
  • Customized fit: Since inlays and onlays are created from impressions of your tooth, they fit precisely and comfortably. They are also ideal for addressing damage in tight areas.
  • Tooth preservation: We strive to preserve your teeth as much as possible. When tooth damage is extensive, less conservative treatment methods such as crowns are often necessary, requiring extensive alteration of the tooth structure. An inlay or onlay preserves more of the tooth, and can be a better solution for a tooth with only moderate decay. 

Here at Langley Road Dental Care, we can offer you and your family:

A full range of general dentistry services and routine procedures, combined with outstanding patient care. Our general, cosmetic, and restorative services are designed to help children and adults of all ages achieve and maintain perfect teeth to keep you and your family smiling with confidence.

Our friendly and fully qualified dental team provide excellent dental care in a relaxed family atmosphere and our general patients are invited to attend regular consultations, so you can receive the best level of general dentistry and hygiene care available in Berkshire.

We believe in affordable specialty dental care for all.

Contact us for more information or to book an appointment today