Restorations (Inlays & Onlays) – Burlington

When a composite restoration is deemed as an insufficient treatment and may have the potential to compromise the structural integrity of a damaged tooth, inlays and onlays are often the treatment employed to restore the tooth.

Though inlays and onlays can be made from gold, silver, composite or ceramic resin, porcelain has become the material of choice because of its strength and durability, as well as its ability to seamlessly match the natural hue of your tooth.

An inlay is an indirect restoration (filling) made of a solid substance, such as gold, silver (amaglam) or porcelain. It is fitted and cemented into the cavity in the damaged tooth.

An only is the same as an inlay, except that it extends to replace a cusp - a crown is an onlay that covers the surface of a tooth completely.
 


Composites can be used to restore a decaying tooth, as well as to make cosmetic enhancements such as brightening a smile or reshaping disfigured teeth.

Inlays & Onlays For situations in which a composite restoration would be inaccurate, or may potentially compromise the structural integrity of the tooth, inlays and onlays are used to restore the tooth. Though they may be made from gold, silver, composite or ceramic resin, porcelain has become the material of choice for its strength, durability and color match to the tooth’s natural hue.