What our patients say

"Had 2 teeth taken out today Simon the dentist was very good all the staff make you feel relaxed. l would recommend this dental practice"

- J.B

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info@cmdental.co.uk

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Tower Court Health Centre

 Oakdale Road, Clifton Moor
York, North Yorkshire  

YO30 4RZ

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday

08:45 to 17:00

Saturday & Sunday

Closed

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Inlays & Onlays

Decayed or chipped teeth can often be repaired with white composite fillings that look natural, however if the damage is too substantial, particularly on the back teeth, then an inlay or onlay would be recommended. Inlays or onlays can be made from a number of strong materials such as metals or ceramics.

An inlay is a small filling that fits into the biting surface of a tooth. An onlay covers a larger area of the tooth and is better suited to bigger cavities. Gold was traditionally used for these types of restorations. However, in recent times hard-wearing tooth-coloured porcelain has become a more popular choice of material. This is a more aesthetic way to restore the teeth and creates a more natural-looking smile.

Here is how they work:

  1. After an impression is made of your tooth, the inlay or onlay will be made in a dental laboratory by a technician.

  2. While these are being made, you will wear a temporary filling. When your inlay or onlay is ready we will bond it into place using a special adhesive, after removing the temporary filling. Your restored tooth will not only look like a real tooth but also function like one, allowing you to bite, chew and eat without any discomfort.

Thanks to advances in digital technology (called CAD/CAM) porcelain inlays can be made at some dental practices using a special milling machine known as CEREC. This means you will need fewer visits to the dentist to have your tooth restored.

"Excellent practice, always made to feel at ease.

Would definitely recommend Clifton Moor Dental Centre!"

Worried about the cost? We can help you spread the cost with our excellent finance options.

Life Benefits

  • Preserves remaining tooth structure.

  • Long-term aesthetic and functional solution.

  • Natural-looking restoration.

Book a Free Consultation

Why book today?

  • Meet our friendly dentists and support team.

  • We will explain the full treatment process and journey, from consultation to aftercare.

  • We want our patients to have beautiful smiles without worrying about the cost. we can discuss finance options and payment plans that work for you.