What are inlays?
Inlays can be used as an alternative to regular dental fillings. They are a type of bespoke dental restoration treatment used to fill cavities and gaps within the inner fissure of the tooth. Inlays can be used over regular fillings when the teeth in question are particularly weak or have suffered from large areas of decay.
Inlays are carefully pre-moulded at our Synergy Dental labs, so they can replace parts of the teeth that may have been lost to decay or damage. They make for strong, stable substitutions for part of the tooth, being able to withstand being placed in areas in the front and back of the mouth.
What are the benefits?
Although inlays are similar to fillings, they provide a more accurate restoration of your teeth thanks to digital design technology used in the Synergy Dental lab. Not only does this improve the overall feel of the tooth, but it also helps prevent damage and further decay, providing a longer-lasting solution.
The bespoke nature of the procedure also provides a more natural look to that of regular fillings. Designed to fit your tooth perfectly, the inlay is extremely discreet and blends in with the colour and shape of surrounding teeth.
The treatment process
During a consultation with your dentist, the outer surface of the remaining tooth will be prepared before an impression of the tooth is taken. This will then be sent to the lab where a bespoke product will be constructed. While construction takes place, the dentist will fit a temporary solution to prevent further decay or damage. The finished product will then be fitted to the tooth once it has arrived at your local clinic.
What is the cost?
The cost per unit will depend on the material used for the patient. Synergy Dental provides four options for material, which are all listed below.
Porcelain – Ideal for those desiring a natural look, this material requires a little more preparation and can abrade opposing teeth, but it does provide cosmetic appeal
Gold – Gold alloys do not appear natural but do provide long-term stability and strength, even on bite surfaces at the back of the mouth
Composite – Composite inlays are constructed from resin and provide natural colouring and a lifespan similar to that of porcelain, without the abrasive qualities
Zirconia – This natural look ceramic provides cosmetic benefits while remaining extremely strong and long-lasting.
Learn more about procedures and steps
Just about anyone over the age of 18. You don’t have to belong to a private dental plan. You don’t even have to be a regular visitor at Synergy Dental.
You can use the loan to pay for most dental work, but it’s particularly suited to more costly private treatments, such as dental implants, orthodontic, aesthetic, or cosmetic work.
If you’re not sure whether it’s right for your treatment, please ask your dentist.
Typically between £500 and £25,000 depending on the course of the treatment. This will be subject to an “on-the-spot” credit check.
Most patients’ applications are approved there and then, so you can go ahead and schedule treatment immediately.
Much like any other loan, you repay it in affordable monthly payments over an agreed term. These payments are collected by Direct Debit.
Once you’ve agreed on a course of treatment and a cost with your dentist, we’ll make the credit application on your behalf. As soon as the credit check is complete and the loan process, you’ll receive written confirmation from the credit provider. Simple as that!
We are working with one of the most respected credit providers in the business. Ask your dentist for details.
You can apply for an interest-free loan for each course of treatment, subject to the usual credit check.
For anyone considering using our interest-free loan facility to fund their private dental treatment, the benefits are clear.
- You get the treatment you want, a treatment that will make you look and feel a million times better.
- You get to spread the cost of that treatment over a period that suits you.
- Because it’s interest-free, our 0% loan can be a much more affordable alternative to credit cards or bank loans. It’s easy to apply and simple to repay by Direct Debit. To discuss the benefits in more detail, speak to your dentist or one of the practice staff.