Sometimes teeth can become significantly damaged, either through decay, trauma or misfortune. Thankfully, the world of cosmetic dentistry offers a variety of different treatment options for patients that are in need of dental repair or restoration.
Porcelain inlays and porcelain onlays are custom made, indirect fillings used to restore a damaged tooth. They are a conservative, attractive alternative to crowns in many situations, and can provide a durable and long-lasting choice to help beautify your smile.
When a portion of the crucial biting surface of a tooth is damaged, an inlay or onlay can provide a cosmetically attractive solution to the problem. So what are inlays and onlays, and how are they best employed and used as tooth colored restorations?