An inlay is a filling within the biting surface of the tooth. It is an indirect restoration, which means it is laboratory made.
It is a great option for both strength and conserving tooth tissue. Ask your dentist for more information and a video demonstration.
An onlay is an indirect restoration that usually replaces a cusp or cusps by covering or onlaying the missing cusps. All of the benefits of an inlay are present in the onlay restoration.
The onlay allows for conservation of tooth structure when the alternative is to totally eliminate cusps and perimeter walls for restoration with a crown.
Your dentist will usually use a milled porcelain material but may also provide this in high quality gold.
Ask your dentist for more information and a video demonstration. ●●●
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