Dental inlays and onlays are similar to dental crowns, but smaller. They are sometimes used when a tooth is cracked, or when a stronger solution is needed for a tooth cavity than a simple filling, because they are stronger than fillings, but they replace less of the tooth than a crown.
Like the procedure for a crown, when preparing to place a dental inlay, your dentist will first file and shape your tooth, and then attach a piece to it which looks like your natural tooth.
When this attachment piece fits inside the cusp tips (sharp top edges) of the tooth, it is called a dental inlay. A dental onlay is more extensive and extends over the cusps of the treated tooth.
We offer standard tooth-coloured dental inlays and onlays, and also offer porcelain.