An Inlay / Onlay is not appropriate for everyone, it is recommended by Dr. Ahmed in the following unique cases:
If you have a tooth which is badly chipped, fractured or broken down a crown may be the answer.
A crown is a tooth shaped 'cap' which is custom made to fit exactly over the tooth.
A tooth with a large filling often needed to be protected by a crown.
To preserve more tooth structure and strengthen the remaining tooth an inlay/onlay can be constructed.
Inlays/Onlays are alternative to routine amalgam or white fillings and are made from porcelain or gold.
They area much stronger alternative to fillings, and onlays which extend over the cusp tips of the tooth can additionally protect the tooth and this avoids you needing a crown.
They are bonded to the tooth and can increase the strength of a tooth by 75%.
At Longwood House different materials are used to construct inlays and onlays; They are individually determined with you based on your unique needs and dental concerns.
This treatment can be of great benefit to certain patients. Longwood House invites you to make an appointment and determine if a crown is the right solution for you!