gold inlays

Gold Inlays

Gold inlays are restorations placed usually on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth.

An inlay fits within the confines of the teeth. An onlay covers the entire chewing surface of the tooth. These can be made of either plastic resin or porcelain.

The procedure involves removing decayed tooth structure or old fillings, preparing the tooth cavity, taking an impression of the cavity to fabricate a custom-fit inlay or onlay. Two visits are required to complete the treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions

A gold inlay is a filling made from gold that has been created outside the mouth prior to your appointment by a lab and then cemented into the tooth. This is known to be one of the best ways to restore your tooth that has been damaged from decay, fracture, or the loss of an old filling.

Gold inlays are more durable than porcelain inlays, porcelain is more prone to chipping and coming loose whereas gold or metal inlays are sturdier and can last between 10-20 years.
Inlays are a way of repairing a damaged tooth without having to replace the whole outer portion of the tooth. Gold inlays are usually used for your back teeth, which aren’t that noticeable. Gold is solid but flexible therefore, it doesn’t wear as fast as porcelain and can be very beneficial for your back teeth, which take most of your chewing force.

Patient Testimonials

See what our patients say about their experience here with us at East End Lodge.

Marilyn – Various Treatments

“I felt that treatment’s been really good from start to finish. I’ve been a patient here for probably over about 13 years, 14 years maybe, and every time I need to have a course of treatment, the appointments are really prompt, fit in around your lifestyle and around you when you can make it.

They explain everything, reassure you, make you feel not so worried about coming to the dentist, it can be quite a scary thing, they are really welcoming and put you at your ease.

Before, I used to be really conscious about my teeth and I didn’t like to smile very much, but they’ve been really quite good to me here. Seeing the hygienist has given me a confidence back that my teeth look quite nice.

I would recommend this practice to anybody that was looking for dentists, because, as I say, they’re really well organized, they always try to fit you in if you’ve got a problem. The staff are really friendly and welcoming, and I always feel well looked after.”

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