Inlays And Onlays in Chingford
Inlays and onlays are two types of restorations that your dentist can suggest if you have a cavity in your tooth that needs to be filled. An inlay is a small filling that fits into the biting surface of a tooth while an onlay covers a larger area of the tooth and is better suited to bigger cavities. For many years, gold has been used to make inlays and onlays because it is a hard material and lasts for a long time. Nowadays, tooth-coloured porcelain is also used and gives the restored tooth a more natural look, which many patients prefer.
Inlays and onlays can be made in a dental laboratory by a technician, with the help of impressions taken of your teeth. While these are being made, you will wear a temporary filling. When your inlay or onlay is ready your dentist will glue it into place using a special adhesive, after removing the temporary filling.
Thanks to advances in digital technology (called CAD/CAM) porcelain inlays can be made at the dental practice using a special milling machine known as CEREC. This means you will need less visits to the dentist to have your tooth restored.
Dr. Pranay Sharma
BDS MFDS RCPS M.Clin.Dent.(Prosthodontics) MRD RCS(Eng)
Specialist in Prosthodontics
Senior Clinical lecturer in Prosthodontics, UCL Eastman CPD
Programme Director, Removable Prosthodontics, UCL Eastman CPD.
Pranay Sharma qualified from king's College London in 1997 with honours. During his undergraduate training he was awarded several prizes and awards, including the National Westminster class prize for oral pathology and several merit awards for clinical dental achievement.
After qualifying he completed hospital training as a Senior House officer in Oral and Maxillo-facial Surgery and Restorative dentistry. During this time he was awarded the Membership in Dental Surgery qualification (MFDS RCPS), by the Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow.
In 2000 he joined the Eastman Dental Institute in London and completed a four-year specialist training program in fixed and removable prosthodontics, with distinction for his clinical case presentations. He was subsequently awarded the MRD, the highest formal qualification available for the prosthodontic speciality, by the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He is formally recognized by the General Dental Council UK, as a Specialist in Prosthodontics.
He has remained on the teaching staff of the Eastman and is the program director for the Removable Prosthodontics and is a part-time senior clinical lecturer in Prosthodontics and Implant dentistry at the University College London Eastman CPD. He lectures extensively in the UK, both at local and national level, as well as internationally. He has also contributed to a number of written dental articles and has published numerous papers in prestigious dental journals.
Dr. Sharma is an examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons of England and an internal examiner for the restorative masters course at the Eastman CPD Dental Institute.
Dr Sharma's expertise covers:
Implant Dentistry (including bone augmentation and 'teeth in a day')
Partial / full mouth reconstructions
Crowns, Bridges and Dentures
Complex Restorative Cases involving multi-disciplinary dental care
Dr Raj Gogna
BDS (Hons), LDSRCS, DGDP (UK)
MGDSRCS (Eng.), MSc, FFGDP (UK)
"I have been providing advanced Restorative Dentistry since 1995, and enjoy the challenge reconstruction of the compromised dentition and restoring complex cases involves.