Inlays and onlays

Inlays and onlays

Solid restorations for back teeth damaged by decay or fracturing

Something of a halfway stage between fillings and crowns, these restorations are often placed on the chewing surface of back teeth, providing protection for teeth which have suffered a relatively high level of decay or a degree of fracturing, but not so much as to make a crown necessary.

An alternative to placing a soft filling, they fit neatly onto the tooth to cover the entire chewing surface – providing a good combination of functionality, protection and aesthetic qualities.

An onlay is a slightly more substantial version of an inlay, incorporating a replacement for the cusp of the tooth as well as the chewing surface – a kind of partial crown.

Inlays and onlays designed for natural-looking restoration

All the inlays and onlays we fit at St Peter’s Lodge are fabricated from tooth-coloured materials for an entirely natural appearance. They’re made from solid substances such as porcelain or composite resin.

How we fit your inlays

You’ll only need to come to us for two appointments. First of all, decayed tooth structure or old fillings are removed, preparing the tooth cavity for the fitting. We then take an impression of the cavity to fabricate a custom-fit inlay or onlay. On your second appointment this is securely put in place.


To find out more and book an appointment please call us on 01727 853160 or complete our online booking form.