Inlays and onlays are a conservative alternative to full coverage dental crowns. Also known as indirect fillings, inlays and onlays offer a well-fitting, stronger,longer lasting reparative solution to tooth decay or similar structural damage.These restorations are beneficial from both an aesthetic and functional point of view.
Whereas dental fillings are molded into place within the mouth during a dental visit,inlays and onlays are fabricated indirectly in a dental lab before being fitted and bonded to the damaged tooth by your dentist at Lumident.
The restoration is named an “inlay” when the material is bonded within the center of a tooth. Conversely, the restoration is named an “onlay” when the extent of damage requires inclusion of one or more cusps (points) of the tooth or full coverage of the biting surface.