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Inlays and Onlays

Cove Dental and Implant Clinic is offering top-notch dental care in Aberdeen. Our dental treatments are customised to the patient’s needs. For damaged or decayed teeth, our experts recommend Inlays and Onlays. These are efficient and the best solutions for providing optimal restoration. Choose our services unparalleled dental services and give priority to your oral health!

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Inlays & Onlays – Overview

Inlays and onlays are specialised dental restorations which are crafted in labs. They treat dental issues where fillings are not suitable and crowns are excessive. Inlays occupy the tooth’s biting surface, while onlays extend further. They are ideal for treating decay and reducing sensitivity. These restorations preserve up to 75% more tooth structure than fillings as well as reinforce dental strength.

How it works?

1. Consultation and Preparation:

Start your treatment process with a detailed examination or consultation to decide the suitability of inlays or onlays. Teeth are prepared for treatment based on the dentist’s recommendations from this initial examination.

2. Dental Impressions:

The dentist will take detailed dental impressions to craft the inlay or onlay with the right dimensions. These impressions act as the blueprint for the bespoke restoration that will rightly fit into your tooth structure.

3. Inlay or Onlay Creation:

Entrust the process to the skilled team in a dental lab. They use dental impressions to create your custom inlay or onlay and make sure to provide a perfect match and optimal functionality.

4. Temporary Restoration:

While waiting for the custom restoration, a temporary fit may be applied to maintain tooth integrity by your dentist. This ensures that you can continue your daily activities without affecting oral health during the crafting period.

5. Placement of Inlay or Onlay:

The last treatment step involves the bonding of the custom inlay or onlay to restore the tooth. Once it is placed you will need to maintain regular oral hygiene practices through brushing, flossing, and following routine check-ups as part of your normal dental care routine.

Do You Need an Inlay or An Onlay?

When facing larger cavities which are not treatable with traditional fillings, the choice between inlays and onlays becomes crucial. Inlays fill gaps but easily fit inside the tooth. On the other hand, onlays are applied externally which are ideal for building up damaged areas or addressing fractures. Typically, back teeth are prone to cavities on their chewing surfaces so they can benefit most from these restorations.
Consider replacing old silver fillings with natural-coloured onlays or inlays for a more healthy and attractive solution. At Cove Dental & Implant Clinic, our expert dentists remove old fillings, eliminate existing decay, and replace unsightly dark patches with these natural-looking treatments.


Break the financial barriers to achieve your dream smile. At Cove Dental and Implant Clinic, we provide 0% Interest-Free Finance for dental treatments above £700 which makes treatment accessible to everyone. Get interest-free financing for up to 12 months. Contact our team for further details.

Secure Inlays & Onlays Treatment Today!

Are you seeking reliable and long-lasting solutions for damaged or decayed teeth? Look no further! At Cove Dental & Implant Centre, we specialise in secure inlays and onlays treatments designed to restore the strength, function, and aesthetics of your teeth.

Frequently Asked Questions

Inlays and onlays are dental restorations made in dental labs to treat larger cavities. Inlays fit inside the tooth, while onlays cover a broader area to preserve more tooth structure.
Unlike fillings, inlays/onlays are suitable for larger cavities. They preserve larger tooth structures than crowns. Inlays are adjusted inside, while onlays cover a larger surface.
Inlays/onlays are commonly made of materials like porcelain, composite resin, or gold. These materials provide durability and a natural look.
With proper care, Inlays/onlays can last 10-30 years and provide long-lasting dental restoration.
Inlays/onlays are designed to match natural teeth, making them discreet so they are not noticeable to others.
After consultation, teeth are prepared, impressions taken, and custom inlays/onlays are created in a dental lab. The final restoration is then connected to the tooth for a durable fit.