Advanced Smiles Dentistry

Inlays and Onlays

Modified crowns such as inlays and onlays give us a more conservative approach to tooth preparations, they are indirect restorations which means they are fabricated in a dental lab from materials such as emax and porcelain same as crowns, matching specific size and shape of the cavity and then cemented, this is an alternative to direct restorations made of composite or amalgam when the tooth has experienced too much damage too support a basic filling but we still have enough healthy structure to not do a crown, this step is considered one step before needing a crown.