What tooth onlays are
Tooth onlays are restorations which are used to repair rear teeth with mild to moderate decay or cracked and fractured teeth that aren’t sufficiently damaged to need a crown.
At our practice in Glasgow we specialise in tooth onlays and have carried out this treatment for years. Each of the dentists we have at our practice are fully trained in all areas of dentistry and have years experience in providing this treatment to patients.
Our dental technology
We use cutting-edge dental technology which is at the forefront of dentistry, this allows us to carry out effective treatments that are of the highest quality.
Who tooth onlays are suitable for
People in Glasgow who have too much damage or decay in the tooth structure to be treated using a filling but have a sufficiently healthy tooth remaining are most suitable for tooth onlays.
The benefits of tooth onlays
There are a number of different benefits of this treatment which include:
- They are durable – this is because they are made from tough, hard-wearing materials
- They help to strengthen teeth
- They prolong tooth life and can prevent the need for further dental treatment in the future
When this treatment is used
This treatment is generally used when old fillings need to be removed or replaced. This is similar to a filling and fits inside the top edges of the tooth, however, it is more extensive and extends over the top edges of the treated tooth.
During treatment you can expect one of our dentists to remove your old filling(s) under local anesthesia. An impression of your tooth will be taken which will be then sent to the dental laboratory. The new onlay is then made from this mould in the desired material and the onlay will then be cemented into place at the next appointment. After treatment is complete you can expect the tooth onlay to blend successfully with the treated tooth and the rest of the teeth, this will achieve a natural appearance.
The cost of dental onlays
When you come to us you can expect one of our dentists to talk to you about the cost of dental onlays. At this point you will also receive a written treatment plan from us detailing the cost of treatment along with the treatment that you need. If you are then happy to proceed then all you have to do is arrange to come back for treatment to be carried out.
Arrange a consultation
To arrange to come in and speak to one of the dentists at our practice in Glasgow all you have to do is give us a call and one of our receptionists will then be able to discuss our available appointments and get you booked in at a convenient time.