Dental Inlay & Onlay
An inlay or onlay is used when the cavity is too big for a filling, but isn’t so big that a crown is required. An inlay is a filling within the cusp tips of the tooth. Onlays (also known as overlays) will cover one or more cusps in order to protect and strengthen the tooth.
An inlay or onlay may be made of gold or porcelain and take 2 visits of appointments. Gold inlay or onlay despite being expensive and lack of tooth color similarity, have long history of use with excellent durability, wear well, and do not cause excessive wear to the opposing teeth. Porcelain mostly used when esthetic is primary concern.