Here at Gentle Dental Care Liverpool, we offer a wide range of dental treatments including porcelain inlays and onlays. You may not be familiar with this treatment but we’re here to explain everything you need to know, and more!
What are porcelain inlays and onlays?
Porcelain inlays and onlays are a great alternative to traditional, metal fillings. They work in a very similar way to traditional fillings, except they are made from white porcelain.
What are the benefits of porcelain inlays and onlays?
Porcelain is a fantastic material for this type of procedure. When we are fitting your inlays, we will ensure they are perfectly matched to the colour of your existing teeth- meaning they’ll blend seamlessly within your mouth. Dental porcelain works in a similar way to tooth enamel; it both absorbs and reflects light, making your inlays invisible to the naked eye!
Inlays also help to strengthen the tooth’s structure. As they are bonded to your tooth, they create a stable foundation that will be long lasting.
How are they fitted?
Our talented dental team will prepare the tooth, take an impression of it, and send it to our specialist laboratory. Once it returns, we will then bond the porcelain inlay to your tooth. Whilst you are waiting for your inlay to return from the lab, we will fit you with a temporary tooth.
How long do they take to fit?
Once we have taken an impression of your tooth, we will send it to the lab and your porcelain inlay will return one week later. Then we can colour match and you will have a gorgeous new smile!
Are porcelain inlays and onlays right for me?
If you have teeth which have broken down or suffered a large amount of decay, it may not always be possible to restore them by using a filling material. Here, porcelain inlays are perfect. Porcelain onlays are used when the tooth has one or more decayed or fractured cusps- it is then used to cover that particular surface of the tooth.
How can I book a consultation/appointment at GDC Liverpool?
It’s simple, you can call us on 0151 722 3000 or fill in our online contact form here and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
We hope to hear from you soon!