Inlays and Onlays are applied when more than 50% of a tooth’s biting surface is damaged. Inlays and Onlays can be made of gold, porcelain or composite resin. Inlays are similar to fillings, however, Onlays is a more substantial procedure that helps restore a larger area of the tooth. Inlays and Onlays can be matched perfectly to your tooth giving it a completely natural appearance. Although the function is similar to fillings, inlays and onlays are 75% stronger than traditional fillings. They actually add longevity to your tooth by 10 to 30 years. Also, sometimes when the damage to the tooth is not too extensive, inlays and onlays can be a great alternative to crowns.
Come in to Kipling Family Dentistry for an evaluation of your tooth. Inlays or Onlays might be the most viable solution for your teeth.