Dental inlays, crowns and veneers

Our dentists at Chequers Dental in Salisbury are skilled and experienced in repairing broken, worn, chipped, cracked and unsightly teeth.

Whether you have been in an accident, suffered from problems such as gum disease or tooth grinding or if your mouth has just gradually fallen into disrepair our dentists can offer a solution for you.

Inlays & onlays

Inlays and onlays are used to repair a tooth’s damaged biting surface when there is insufficient tooth structure to support a directly placed filling.

An inlay sits inside a cavity in your tooth, while an onlay is a more substantial restoration, sitting on top of a tooth and providing shape.

They are made of a strong, long-lasting material that can match the colour of your teeth to make them look very natural. They are stain resistant and are suitable for large cavities.


A dental crown fits over the remaining part of a tooth, helping to strengthen it and making it look like a whole, natural tooth once more.

Modern crowns are much less bulky than older ones, making them feel more natural, and they also do not have the old-fashioned metal edge at the gumline.

There are a number of reasons why we may recommend a crown. Your tooth may be decayed and not strong enough to be filled any more, the top part of the tooth may have been accidentally damaged, or you may need one following root canal treatment. Crowns are also sometimes needed to help support a dental bridge.


Dental veneers are thin layers of porcelain which are adhered to the front of your teeth. Because they cover the whole front surface, they can hide many imperfections including discoloured, chipped, cracked or misaligned teeth.

They are extremely thin but once bonded to the tooth are unbelievably strong. They are very versatile and are often used in smile makeovers to create natural, beautiful smiles.

Book your consultation

If you are interested in finding out how we can repair your teeth, please book a consultation so we can discuss the options available and recommend an appropriate course of treatment for you.

This page was last updated on the 18th of December 2014