When more than half of your tooth’s biting surface is damaged, a porcelain, gold, or composite resin Inlays or Onlays may be recommended. If your tooth can’t support a dental filling, or if you have to replace an old filling, dental inlays or onlays can be a great solution. The inlay or onlay pieces are bonded to the damaged area of the tooth. Dental inlays, which are similar to dental fillings, fit perfectly inside the cusp of your tooth, while dental onlays are more substantial reconstructions and fit both, inside and cover the outside of the treated tooth.
When it comes to dental inlays and onlays at Eringate Dental, Porcelain is the material of choice due to its color and strength, which matches the characteristics of your natural teeth. In some cases, where the damage to the tooth is not extensive enough to merit an entire crown, onlays can provide a very good alternative.