Is It Possible To Remove Onlays And Start Again? Will This Damage My Natural Teeth?

Q.
Hi Mark. I’ve just recently had 2 onlays next to each other to on my upper set of teeth but the dentist filed them down too low after fitting them in. He then topped them up again with a filling material but they are still too low and do not meet the lower teeth. Is it possible to remove the onlays to start again? Will this damage my natural teeth? Is it bad to keep adding layers of filling over the onlays? My dentist is having difficulty and seems stuck with what to do. Thank you for your time. 
A.
Hello and thank you for your enquiry. Yes, it is possible to remove them and start again and it can be done with minimal damage or the removal of more tooth surface as long as a lot of skill and care is taken. Maybe go for a second opinion? Speak to a dentist who can show you examples of similar previous cases to your own. If you’d like more information on onlays, you can find this through this website. I hope this helps. Regards, Mark.
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