Onlays and Inlays are restorations that are used to rebuild a tooth that has lost a significant amount of its structure due to decay or trauma. Similar to dental fillings but rather than being directly placed into your tooth and then set, they are fabricated in our dental laboratory and then cemented into place. This is known as an ‘indirect procedure’. Inlays fit into the tooth whereas onlays sit on top of the remaining tooth structure.
Onlays and Inlays can be constructed using:
Your dentist will evaluate your tooth to see if it is suitable for an Onlay or Inlay and also decide which material is best.