Crown & bridges
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Dental onlays and inlays
At House of Dental in Hove, we use the latest technology and techniques to find solutions that give you a beautiful smile. That’s why, if decay has already set in and caused damage to your tooth, a filling may not be sufficient.
The alternative would be to cover the damage to restore your tooth to its former state by using an onlay or inlay. These are an option that fall between a small filling and a crown. They will also stop decay before it develops into something more serious.
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Why may I need a crown?
You are likely to need a crown if there’s no longer enough healthy tooth tissue to hold a filling. A crown can be used as the final stage following root canal treatment and is often the best way of protecting the tooth.
How long will a crown last?
Depending on your habits, lifestyle, and oral care routine, a permanent crown can last between five and 15 years.
What is a bridge?
A bridge is made up of two or more crowns that fit to teeth on either side of the gap to secure the tooth. It can reduce the susceptibility of decay or gum disease.
What is the difference between an onlay and an inlay?
An onlay is similar to, but not quite, a crown as it covers a small proportion of the damaged tooth and is created from a single, solid composite material. The inlay, however, is more like a traditional filling but is used when the cavity is larger.
When would I need an onlay or inlay?
Larger cavities are best treated with inlays and onlays, as a filling would not be sufficient to repair or manage the damage. This often happens with back teeth which are particularly vulnerable to developing cavities.
Porcelain bonded to gold crown
Full gold crown
Re-cementing a crown/inlay
Re-cementing a bridge