Stronger and longer lasting than fillings
Corona Virus – Dental Update
Issue Date: 15/6/2020
Life Dental & Wellbeing is now open.
We are not running at full capacity yet as we are phasing our return to the new normal so please be patient if you are struggling to get through to us or waiting to hear back from you about an appointment. As expected, the way we operate will be a bit different but please do be reassured that we will continue to look after you and your oral health in a safe clinical environment.
If you have a dental appointment in the coming weeks we will be contacting you the day before to talk through the appointment procedure and ensure that you are happy to attend.
If you have a dental emergency please call the practice during normal working hours and we will endeavour to help you, however please be aware that there are some restrictions on the treatments we can undertake during the current Alert Status. Outside normal working hours and at weekends or on Bank Holidays please call the practice for further information that will guide you through the Out of Hours service.
We look forward to seeing you soon.
Ben Pearson and the team
What does it involve?Removal of existing filling and decay then taking of moulds for the construction of a porcelain or gold filling.
How many appointments?Two appointments a fortnight apart.
How much does it cost?Porcelain £437 Gold £5**
What is a dental inlay?
Dental inlays are fillings that are made outside of the mouth and are then cemented in place. Inlays made of porcelain or gold are generally more expensive but they offer a longer lasting solution to conventional fillings. They also conserve the remaining tooth structure whilst being cosmetically superior in the case of porcelain inlays.
A dental inlay is extremely kind on the gum tissues because it is made to fit very closely to the tooth structure, thus eliminating the possibility of rough edges, poorly contoured fillings and overhanging margins.