A restorative option that is more encompassing than a filling and less involved than the coverage of a crown.
Benefits of Inlays and Onlays
Inlays and onlays are conservative dental restorations that conserve more of the tooth structure than a crown would. This treatment is advantageous for several reasons:
- Long-lasting - inlays and onlays are made of durable material such as zirconia or precious metals that can last for many years
- Strengthens teeth - inlays and onlays actually strengthen teeth, whereas fillings can weaken the tooth’s structure
- Tooth life - inlays and onlays can extend the life of a tooth and reduce the need for future dental appointments