Cavendish House Dental Practice

Dental inlays and onlays

Beautiful, custom-made restorations

Dental inlays and onlays

Beautiful, custom-made restorations

Dental Inlays and Onlays in Finchley, North London

If you’re looking for great quality, affordable dental inlays and onlays in Finchley, North London, our expert dentists can help.

Led by our highly experienced Principal Dentist, Dr Kevin Silver (GDC No. 62080), we offer superb standards of treatment and service and will be happy to help restore your smile.

Inlays and onlays

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How much do dental inlays and onlays cost?

We strive to offer high quality dentistry at affordable prices, and all our treatment costs are kept as competitive as possible in comparison to other dentists in the area.

Our prices for dental inlays and onlays are listed below.

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Dental inlays and onlays

Our experienced inlays and onlays team includes:

Kevin Silver Principal at Cavendish Dental in Finchley

Dr Kevin Silver

GDC No. 62080

Our team is led by Principal Dentist Dr Kevin Silver, who has over 35 years experience in dentistry. He has extensive knowledge and skill in restoring teeth and has expertly fitted inlays and onlays for many patients.

Expertly restoring molar and premolar teeth

Inlays and onlays are custom-made restorations that can be used to repair substantial damage to the biting surfaces of your back teeth (molars and premolars). They are often the best option when the tooth damage is too large to be treated with a filling but not sufficient enough to require a full crown.

What’s the difference between an inlay and an onlay?

Inlays are used to fill cavities that lie between the cusps and ridges of the biting surface of a tooth. Onlays are used when the damage necessitates that the restoration extends over and beyond the cusps.

The advantages of dental inlays and onlays

Frequently asked questions​ about inlays and onlays

What does the treatment process involve?

Inlay and onlay treatment usually involves two treatment appointments at the practice. At the first, the tooth is prepared and a special mould is taken. This is then sent to the laboratory for the restoration to created.

When it is ready, you can return to the practice for the inlay or onlay to be fitted at the second appointment.

Is the procedure painful?

Your dentist will administer a local anaesthetic before commencing work on the tooth, so you should only feel gentle pressure during the treatment.

When the anaesthetic wears off, the affected area may be a bit sensitive. To help with this you can use over-the-counter pain medication. Steering clear of hot and cold beverages and food can also help.

Are there alternative treatment options?

If the damaged area is small enough then a composite filling may be an option. Inlays and onlays are more suitable for repairing larger areas of tooth where the damage lies within and over the cusps and ridges of the chewing surface of teeth towards the back of the mouth.

If the damage is too large and beyond what can be treated by a filling or an inlay or onlay, then a crown may be needed to restore and bring strength back to the tooth in question.

Will I be able to eat and drink as normal after the appointment?
You will need to wait for the local anaesthetic to wear off before having anything to eat or drink. It is also important to only eat softer, non-sticky foods for the first 24 hours after treatment.

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