Most small cavities can be restored using tooth coloured composite fillings but sometimes a cavity can be larger or part of the side wall of a tooth is broken away and this requires a stronger restoration. If this is the case then an onlay or inlay can be placed.
Your tooth will be prepared under magnification and then a digital impression taken that is transferred to the dental laboratory where a skilled dental technician constructs the inlay or onlay out of modern ceramic using the latest CAD/CAM technology.
The inlay or onlay is then cemented into place at a second appointment with our bonding ceramic resins. With the correct aftercare an inlay or onlay will give years of service to you and protection to your tooth.
It will also provide better wear resistance than a simple filling when in an area of high biting strength, maintaining longer stability to your bite.