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Nov 2017

For our French clients; Dental Inlays and Onlays

This is an article for our French clients on dental inlays and onlays written by Dr Bruno Delaunay: Définition : Derrière ces deux mots très techniques se cachent en réalité des solutions thérapeutiques modernes pour restaurer vos dents victimes de lésions carieuses. L inlay et l onlay sont de plus en plus proposés, leur essor va de pair avec le développement d une dentisterie dite « à minima ». Un inlay et un onlay sont deux prothèses très similaires. On utilisera le terme : INLAY, pour d… READ MORE
Feb 2013

Porcelain inlays and onlays- what are they?

My next article will focus on the alternative to white fillings, which are porcelain onlays and inlays. These are, on the whole, laboratory made restorations for the teeth. These are often required when extra strength is required to protect the underlying tooth that cannot be afforded by direct white fillings. There are many advantages to porcelain inlays and onlays. 1. They are biocompatible and therefore there is no issue with any toxic component. 2. They have similar wear strengths to tooth enamel. 3… READ MORE
Feb 2013

Are metal fillings right for me?

One of the most common questions we answer is whether metal fillings should be replaced. I have complied a list of points about metal fillings and why I think they have had their day and alternative treatments should be sought: 1. Metal fillings contain up to 50% mercury.2. Mercury is a toxin.3. Mercury is continuously released from metal fillings via a vapour form.4. Metal fillings do NOT stick to teeth, they are mechanically wedged in to place.5. Metal fillings require the tooth to be cut deeper than whi… READ MORE
Sep 2012

Metal fillings- should we ban them?

A recent study by the European Commission has recommended phasing out the use of dental amalgam owing to mercury's negative impact on the environment. The study also stated that some dentists are ''reluctant to change their current practice and invest in new equipment to handle mercury free fillings''. At Progressive Dentistry, we do NOT use any mercury containing metal fillings. Dr Nissit Patel says '' I would not want a metal filling placed in my mouth or in my children so I will certainly not consider p… READ MORE
Nov 2011

Porcelain inlays/onlays- just like natural teeth

The question is often asked 'what is the best filling for my tooth?' The answer lies in the material which is most like a natural tooth. The options range from amalgam (metal fillings), white fillings, gold fillings or porcelain inlays/onlays. The benefits of porcelain inlays/onlays are: It is 100% bio compatible It will not shrink in the mouth It is not affected by water/saliva/heat or cold It has a wear strength similar to tooth with adequate thickness and properly polished/glazed It looks just l… READ MORE
Oct 2010

To Crown or Not to Crown…

Dental crowns are often an excellent way of restoring badly broken down teeth or teeth that have had . However, for teeth that have failing fillings or have part fractured then adhesive dentistry is often the answer. With minimally invasive techniques and the latest technologies, we are able to restore teeth with inlays and onlays. These are made from gold or ceramic (porcelian) and only replaces the damaged part of the tooth. Crowns are destructive and involve stripping the tooth of precious enamel. Inlay… READ MORE


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