Tooth Coloured Onlays and Inlays

What is onlays & inlays?
At times a restoration is slightly too large for a filling to be placed but too small for a porcelain crown to be necessary.
Onlay/Inlay can be made from several different tooth coloured materials and is made in the dental laboratory
Our dentists might recommend placing a onlay / inlay for a variety of reasons but, in general, most of these reasons will usually fall within one of the following basic categories:
  1. To restore a tooth to its original shape.
  2. To strengthen a tooth.
  3. To improve the cosmetic appearance of a tooth