Inlays & Onlays in East Wittering, West Sussex

The Witterings Dental Practice
Ingol Cottage, Cakeham Road, East Wittering
West Sussex PO20 8BP
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+44-12436-72362
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Cosmetic Dentistry » Inlays & Onlays

Inlays and onlays are two types of restorations that your dentist can suggest if you have a cavity in your tooth that needs to be filled. An inlay is a small filling that fits into the biting surface of a tooth while an onlay covers a larger area of the tooth and is better suited to bigger cavities. For many years, gold has been used to make inlays and onlays because it is a hard material and lasts for a long time. Nowadays, tooth-coloured porcelain is also used and gives the restored tooth a more natural look, which many patients prefer.

Inlays and onlays can be made in a dental laboratory by a technician, with the help of impressions taken of your teeth. While these are being made, you will wear a temporary filling. When your inlay or onlay is ready your dentist will glue it into place using a special adhesive, after removing the temporary filling.

Thanks to advances in digital technology (called CAD/CAM) porcelain inlays can be made at the dental practice using a special milling machine known as CEREC. This means you will need less visits to the dentist to have your tooth restored.


  • Having moved from Surrey just a year ago, I had to find a new dental surgeon.

    Our new dentist, Dr Farid Rafatnia, at the Witterings Dental Practice is brilliant. I had quite a lot of work done including extraction, fillings and bridges. All were carried out within a cheery atmosphere and with great professionalism. Anyone who goes there will really benefit from this dental practice. The staff are all so cheerful and helpful too.
    - Mrs Audrey Cartwright, Wittering
  • Doctor Rafatnia has provided me with substantial dental treatment during early 2014 and I cannot recommend him enough. The treatment has been of the highest standard and to my complete satisfaction. Doctor Rafatnia is very pleasant, professional and reassuring.
    - Elisabeth Kretzmer, Chichester
  • Excellent
    - Mr Roberts
    18 Apr 2016


    Friendly practise, with knowledgeable, helpful staff.
    - Mrs Jones
    18 Apr 2016


    Good dental treatment and always happy smiling staff
    - Miss Davis
    18 Apr 2016
  • A very supportive team and caring dentist who treats you without any pain what so ever. So gentle and calming.
    - R Pearce
    23 Mar 2016


    Very friendly, helpful dentists and staff.
    - Anonymous
    19 Mar 2016


    Friendly, helpful service and good with my children.
    - Anonymous
    18 Mar 2016
  • We have been going to this practice for over 30 years. During this time my wife and I have always been treated with every care and consideration. Before joining The Wittering Practice I was always in dread of having any dental treatment but was very soon put at complete ease with the care and understanding that has always been shown. We have even had to call this practice from a cruise ship with a problem and was seen and treated on the day we returned. Many thanks.
    -M Downey
    23 Mar 2016
  • My family has been a part of this practice for years, it is always a good, professional, friendly service.
    - Anonymous
    18 Mar 2016


    Mr Harris is a fantastic dentist, would recommend to anyone.
    - Anonymous