Porcelain inlays and onlays are a great alternative to composite fillings. They have a high degree of strength and are excellent for restoring weakened back teeth. Inlays and onlays protect and restore large portions of decayed, heavily restored teeth, or teeth under very heavy load (i.e. back teeth). Unlike crowns, porcelain inlays/onlays only cover a portion of the tooth, and because of this, the amount of tooth preparation required is reduced.
Inlays/onlays are made with porcelain, and are customized to your natural tooth shade to look like your natural teeth. A customized shade makes them virtually undetectable.
For more information on porcelain inlays/onlays, come in to see Dr. Elliott Gnidec in Woodstock, Ontario