Inlays and onlays are typically used for restoring teeth that are damaged by cavities and dental decay. They are a more conservative treatment option as compared to crowns and are also called ‘indirect fillings’.
A large percentage of the American population that has developed tooth decay (minor or moderate) chooses traditional dental fillings and crowns for repairing decayed teeth. However, many of these patients are unaware that porcelain inlays and onlays could also be a brilliant option for tooth restoration.
Both inlays and onlays are created in a dental lab. These are cemented onto the tooth surface at the dentist’s office. Unlike regular fillings, onlays and inlays will not weaken your tooth structure; in fact, they will strengthen it. Once the procedure is completed, your tooth might be able to chew up to 75 percent better!