Restorative Dentistry


A dental Inlay is an indirect dental restoration that can be used when a cavity is too large for a simple filling and can increase a tooth’s strength by up to 75%. It is made from a solid, custom-formed material. Depending on the cavity size and depth, inlays are either cast into shape with ceramic, gold or composite materials. They are designed to help restore the natural appearance, shape and function of your tooth as they can create a more natural biting shape than a filling. They are also ideal for restructuring the shape of your tooth.

Inlays are made outside of your mouth in a laboratory and are moulded to fit into your tooth, prepared for by your dentist, following the removal of an old filling or decay of the tooth.

After the Inlays are fitted, you will be advised to carry out regular interdental cleaning such as flossing and using an interdental toothbrush to tackle the difficult areas to reach and clean. Basic oral care practices will also be necessary, including brushing twice a day and rinsing with mouthwash to kill bacteria.

To find out more and book an appointment with one of our clinicians, please call us on 01483 506277. 0% finance is available on any treatment over £500*