Inlay And Onlay
One type of restoration method offered is inlays and onlays.
Inlays and onlays are custom made outside of the mouth to fit the specific size and shape of the cavity and then cemented into place as a single, solid piece. This is an alternative to a direct restoration that is built up within the mouth.
Inlays and onlays are used to repair: damaged or broken teeth, teeth that have undergone root canal treatment, teeth that have suffered a large amount of decay, and discolored teeth. This restoration can also be used to fill in gaps in places where there is no contact with neighboring teeth. This treatment fits with into the mouth like a direct restoration but is three times more resistant to abraision that a patient’s natural teeth.