Am I a candidate for an inlay or onlay?
Posted by Dr. Alicia Abeyta DDS FAGD on Sep 17 2013, 08:54 PM
An inlay or onlay is a custom-made restoration that is placed within the cusp tips of the tooth. Both are made of durable porcelain, and they can be used in place of metal fillings.
An inlay fits inside the cusp tips of the tooth, while onlays extend over one or more of the cusps of the tooth. When teeth are damaged to a greater degree, an inlay or onlay may be recommended.