Dental A to Z
Inlays and Onlays
A procedure to restore teeth. When cavities become too large and an ordinary filling is not strong enough to cope with the required biting forces the dentist will need to have stronger fillings made in the laboratory.
Inlay – fits inside the tooth
Onlay – fits over the tooth
They are made of various substances e.g. gold, porcelain, etc and last for about 10 to 15 years. They are cemented or bonded to the tooth.