Durable Zirconia Composite Inlays Excellent and Nature Appearance
Onlays and inlays are deployed when the cavity is too large for a
filling but the structure of the tooth is still sound. Therefore,
rather than re-shaping a sound tooth to fit under a crown, your
dentist can simply use an inlay or onlay. An inlay fills the gap in
the tooth while the only is applied to the top of the tooth – but
apart from positioning they essentially play the same function.
Usually, inlays and onlays are used to restore the back teeth as
these are the teeth that do the most work, are the hardest to clean
and often suffer the most from decay. Sometimes, they are also used
to replace older amalgam fillings. The reason for this is because
onlays and inlays can be manufactured from tooth-coloured
materials, such as composite resin or porcelain.