Inlays & Onlays in East Wittering, West Sussex

The Witterings Dental Practice
Ingol Cottage, Cakeham Road, East Wittering
West Sussex PO20 8BP

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.

CEREC Primescan:

How would you like to have your crown or inlay made and fitted on the same day?

We are excited to now be able to offer same day restorations using our new Cerec Primescan ™.

Cerec uses the very latest in Cad/Cam technology enabling us to take a 3D scan of your tooth to then design and mill from a block of pure ceramic to produce your CEREC restoration for it to be fitted same day!

For further details please contact the practice where one of our highly trained team can give you further information.