Inlays and onlays are an important part of indirect restorative dentistry. Inlays do not cover the entire tooth. They are created specifically to fit the shape of the cavity or missing piece, fitting flat along the surface. They are made of ceramic or gold. Inlays are completed in two visits and restore the tooth’s original structure and integrity, sometimes even surpassing it.
Onlays are similar to inlays, however, they cover a greater area of the chewing surface of the tooth. They are commonly used on teeth which have become structurally weak, in order to restore the tooth’s strength and structural integrity. Onlays are considered for use in situations where the reconstruction is more substantial. You can consult Triton Dental to find out which one is better for you.