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

Covid-19 Update 19.07.21

The rules about mask wearing and distancing are being removed as from 19th July.
However, healthcare establishments including dental practices will still request that you wear a mask when you attend, as our regulations are not changing as yet.
Etwall Dental Practice team are working extremely hard to provide a great service, thank you for bearing with us so far.
Due to the increase in dental care and, restrictions have not been changed for dental practices, waiting times for appointments have become longer.
We understand this may cause frustration, but we are doing our very best to accommodate your dental care.

Etwall Dental Practice supports the government’s ‘Zero Tolerance’ campaign for Health Service Staff