An Alternative to Filling Cavities
Tooth inlays and tooth onlays are lab-made restorations that are placed on teeth when the cavity or lost tooth structure is too large to be restored by a simple filling.
The process of making an inlay is very similar to a crown. After the tooth is prepared, the inlay or onlay is cemented or bonded to the tooth.
Porcelain and composite inlays and onlays are cosmetic alternatives to fillings and are very strong compared to regular white fillings.
Gold inlays and onlays are also suitable alternatives, but their appearance makes them a less popular choice.
In general, inlays and onlays can replace most back teeth fillings.
Talk to Dr. Bis about the right inlay and onlay choice for you.