Dentists in Derby, Derbyshire 44 Main Street, Etwall, Derby, Derbyshire DE65 6LP


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Inlays and Onlays

In many cases where a tooth is too severely damaged to repair with a simple filling, your dentist may recommend a dental crown.

However, an inlay or onlay, may provide a more affordable solution and preserve more of your natural tooth structure.

An inlay or onlay is a prefabricated, one-piece restoration based on an impression of the affected tooth, ensuring a proper fit and cosmetic appearance.

At Etwall Dental Practice, we offer inlays and onlays in resin, gold, or porcelain.

What’s the difference between an inlay and an onlay?

An inlay can be used to repair a larger, deeper cavity in the central section of a tooth. If the damage is more severe and extends over the corners of the tooth, your dentist will recommend an onlay instead. Both options are designed to restore the size, shape, appearance, strength, and chewing ability of the tooth.

How is an inlay or onlay fitted?

Once your dentist has prepared your tooth by removing any decayed tissue, your dentist will take an impression of the tooth, including the cavity. The dentist may also apply a temporary filling at this stage to protect your tooth.

Your inlay or onlay will be produced at an external laboratory and returned to the practice. At a follow-up appointment, the dentist will check your restoration for a good fit before sealing it in place with a dental adhesive.

How long will my inlay or onlay last?

The longevity of an inlay or onlay depends on the material you choose. Inlays and onlays usually last longer than traditional fillings. With proper care, a gold or porcelain inlay or onlay could last 20 years or more.

To schedule a FREE consultation, please call Etwall Dental Practice on 01283 733391.

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COVID-19 update

Many of you will be aware that during the latest Covid 19 update dental practices have been given the green light to re-open the surgery from 8th June. Whilst this is good news, there are a number of procedures that we have being putting in place to make treatment safe for our patients and staff, as we are sure you will appreciate, this is taking some time to set up.

Our intention is, if at all possible to commence opening on the 8th June but this is entirely dependent on our ability to obtain training and appropriate PPE which as you know there is a great shortage of. This equipment will be essential for us to be able to operate.

From 8th- 29th of June we will be prioritising the most urgent of cases including those who have been experiencing problems during this lockdown period. We will contact you directly to arrange an appointment. This period may be extended if required.

Rest assured we are trying our utmost to source this PPE as soon as possible to enable us to extend our treatment further to include fillings, crown/bridge work, root treatments and surgical extractions, scale & polish ect.

We anticipate that it will be several weeks before we will be able to commence these more advanced procedures.

This is a rapidly changing environment which we are adapting to as quickly as we possibly can. We really appreciate your patience and understanding throughout this difficult period and look forward to welcoming you back to the practice soon.

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