DENTAL CLINIC IN LAGOS
Strengthening Your Teeth
An inlay is being used when a tooth has an extensive decay or fracture that a direct filling such as composite and amalgam cannot restore. They are indirect restoration that are fabricated in the dental laboratory and placed on the defect area of the tooth.
Onlays are used for more extensive defect when more than one of the cusps is missing due to decay or fracture. Similar to inlays they are indirect restoration which onlays a cusp or cusps by covering the missing cusps. Onlays can also be referred to as partial crowns.
Inlays and Onlays increase the strength of a tooth and they can be made of silver, gold alloys, porcelain, and more.