Inlays and onlays are an alternative method to improving your tooth’s natural form. When there’s only slight damage to the tooth, inlays and onlays provide a complete treatment solution.
What is the difference between an inlay and an onlay?
An inlay, which is similar to a filling, is used inside the cusp tips of the tooth; where an onlay involves more of a reconstruction, extending out over one or more of the cusps of the tooth. Inlays and onlays are a custom procedure and will often last longer than a filling. Your dentist will most likely use porcelain and composite due to their strength and appearance, which can match the colour of your natural teeth and go virtually unnoticed.