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


01283 733391

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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

Following the governments most recent announcement on Saturday 31st October 2020 of second national lockdown, we would like to reassure all of our patients that we shall continue to REMAIN OPEN and we endeavour to look after your oral health.

Since our initial opening on 8th June, following the first lockdown, we have implemented strict measures by enhancing our infection control standards to ensure we can continue to practice in a COVID SECURE way for our staff and patients. We now know a lot more about how to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and we shall ensure this is revised when any new information is presented so that we can continue to work safely and protect our NHS where possible. As we are a medical facility, all staff will continue to wear PPE and we encourage all patients to adhere to the measures in place on visiting the practice.

We have made it our upmost priority to keep all of our patients and staff safe throughout these challenging times. If you are required to self-isolate or have any Coronavirus symptoms please follow the government guidelines and we would be happy to rearrange your appointment to a suitable alternative.

Can we remind all patients that face masks are mandatory on entering Etwall Dental Practice and your temperature shall be measured by a member of staff at the door.

We hope you and your families stay safe and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Etwall Dental Team