Knightsbridge London

Inlays & Onlays

Precision and aesthetics

At Serene, we use the latest in digital technology to ensure efficient and conservative treatments alongside spa-style comforts.


Private Dentist Knightsbridge

What is an Inlay or Onlay?

Inlays and Onlays are bespoke fillings made in a specialised dental laboratory by skilled dental technicians. Inlays and Onlays are used as a more conservative treatment for restoring teeth when the natural tooth structure can no longer support a traditional filling.

What is the difference between an Inlay and an Onlay?

Whilst inlays and onlays provide the same function; an inlay is made to sit inside the tooth cavity – between the cusps of the tooth. An onlay is bonded to the tooth on the biting surface and usually includes one or more cusps.

Are Inlays and Onlays tooth coloured?

The majority of inlays/onlays are made from composite resin or porcelain and can come in multiple shades to match your natural teeth. Sometimes gold or zirconium may be used for extra durability when required. Your dental team will consult with you about what materials and shades are being used to create your restoration.

How do Inlays and Onlays Differ from White Fillings?

Whilst white fillings are also a way of restoring cavities, they are more suited to more minor restorations. An inlay/onlay is better suited to more complicated cases which require precision filling. They are made in a dental laboratory, and the accuracy of their design reduces the likelihood of wear and shrinkage that can be associated with large white fillings.

Is Anxiety Treatment an Option before Inlay or Onlay Treatment?

At Serene, our priority is ensuring your comfort. We use the Enjoyable Dentistry Technique™ to ease anxiety and help calm the effects of dental phobia. This technique is so pleasurable that many of our clients request it just because it makes a routine dental treatment relaxing and, as its name suggests, enjoyable!