Dental inlays and onlays are used to rebuild a tooth at the back of the mouth when it has lost a large amount of its structure due to decay or trauma.
Dental inlays & onlays are custom-made gold or porcelain pieces that fit on the biting surface of a tooth. An Inlay or Onlay is a far more conservative option than a crown .
The fitting of the pad or overlay may include two visits to Dentist in Tooting Medical Centre. An inlay is placed within a tooth, while an onlay is applied over the top part of the tooth.
They are custom-made to fit the prepared cavity and then cemented into place. Inlays & onlays provide a much better resistance than fillings against biting forces,