inlays & Onlays
Inlays and onlays are examples of what we call an 'indirect' restoration i.e. one made outside the mouth at a laboratory and stuck in; as opposed to a filling that is done directly in the mouth. They have a number of advantages because they are 'made' and are a very effective way to restore your tooth, particularly if a large amount of tooth has been lost.
There are three main types of inlay/onlay material:
Porcelain (of which there are different subtypes)
Most inlays are now made of porcelain, as the desire for a more natural looking tooth increases and the ability to bond these restorations to your tooth improves.
Learn more about inlays & onlays
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