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Simple Dental Restoration

From a young age, we’re all taught how to keep our teeth clean and avoid too much sugar.

Tooth decay is one of the most common health issues we face. But when bacteria break down the surface of our teeth, we’re left with cavities.

Typically, we’ll repair decay using a filling. However, when the damaged area is too large, or the tooth’s structure too compromised to use a filling, we’ll use a custom restoration known as an onlay instead. Onlays can also repair chipped or cracked teeth.


What Is an Onlay?

Onlays are partial dental restorations made from porcelain or resin. Whereas crowns cover the whole tooth, an onlay repairs damage to the cusp. This is the area at the tip of the surface used for biting and chewing.

Once placed, an onlay will restore the bite function, allowing you to eat normally while blending seamlessly with the tooth.

The Onlay Process


To begin, we’ll assess the damaged tooth to determine whether onlays are the right solution. Following this, we’ll plan the procedure.


To make space for the onlay, we sometimes need to remove a small portion of the tooth. If necessary, we’ll do this before taking the impressions the lab will use to custom-make your onlays. At this point, we may place a temporary restoration.


Once your onlay is ready, we’ll ask you to come back to the clinic, and we’ll place it. This step is straightforward, and once we’re happy, we’ll bond the onlay into position.

Onlays at Hale Dental

We can often use onlays to repair damaged or decayed teeth, giving them a whole new lease of life—subtly restoring their function and appearance.

Call today to arrange your appointment.


What Patients Say

It’s totally worth it!

After an accident, poor repair work with bridges left Phil facing difficulties with speech and low on confidence. So how does he rate implants from the Hale Dental team? He says they’re better than the real thing!

Just go for it!

Guy discovered Hale Dental following a recommendation from his dentist. He says implants from Hale Dental have restored his confidence and put a spring back in his step. And the procedure turned out to be much more comfortable than expected.

Can’t help but smile!

Years of dental neglect left Adrienne’s teeth in a poor state, but she didn’t like the idea of living with dentures. She says implants from Hale Dental were worth every penny—and meeting Dr Richard Brookshaw definitely made an impression!


Our 5* Reviews

Really happy with the service provided, special thank you to Nina, who was really patient with me (I am a very nervous customer). This is not the first time I attend Hale Dental, considering it is quite far from where I live, I will still be using their services. Highly recommend.”
“Very professional team & service, hygiene 10+ Very welcoming, very efficient and would highly recommend. Thanks to all of you 😊”
Shirley Crompton
“My first visit to the clinic was very positive. I am extremely anxious at dental appointments but they were so patient with me. Everything was done to minimise my anxiety. I feel confident going ahead now, with a full programme of implant work in the next few months. This is a huge step for me and I have full confidence in the team I met at the clinic who explained the whole procedure to me. Thank you! This dentophobe is actually looking forward to starting treatment.”
Diana Lorenz
“On my first visit to Hale Dental I was warmly welcomed and felt relaxed and comfortable. The staff are nurturing and professional. The waiting room has a positive and calm feeling. Jonny has made me feel at ease and in safe hands from the very start; he has a wealth of experience and a kind and gentle focus allowing me to feel confident. I would highly recommend this state of the art dentist where the staff listen and care.”
Paula Lewis
“Once I had made my decision to have a large tooth from the back of my mouth removed (after speaking to 2 consultants at the practice to get all the options clear in my mind), my appointment was quickly made and even though I was quite nervous Richard was so kind and patient with me. It was quite a difficult extraction (but absolutely no pain) and I expected to be sore and swollen the next day – but to my surprise all was fine. I can highly recommend Hale Dental and especially Richard.”
Wendy Derbyshire
“After many years of avoiding the dentist.. 😱 I finally plucked up the courage and went to Hale Dental and Implants Clinic.. Oh my gosh… We’re they wonderful or what. 🤣 2 appointments 3 fillings and the hygienist and I’m so happy.. Gentle, professional, amazing dental technology equipment.. And I was so relaxed got through it perfectly.. Thank you to you all..”
Linda Ferreira
“The Hale Dental and Implant Clinic is excellent and offers very friendly and professional services, based on advanced modern techniques, in recently refurbished facilities, centrally located in Hale. I am very happy with it and grateful for the attentive and competent care received.”
Maria Hooper
“Being terrified of dental treatment I can’t say that I was excited at what was to come but, I can wholeheartedly say that Richard and his team made the whole experience calm, friendly, professional and pain free. I felt looked after and had no issues trusting their judgement. I’m very happy with the results and treatment received.”
Laura Duggan
“Such good care at Hale Dental. Everyone there is so kind and efficient- I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend- and I have done!”
Dawn McStravick

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