These restorations are great alternatives to conventional crowns. They are used when teeth are broken down or the filling is getting too large.
Sometimes if the tooth requires a large filling or if the patient grinds their teeth , you may need something that is a bit more hard wearing. If this is the case, then your dentist may suggest the option of a porcelain inlay or onlay.
The old filling is removed and an impression is taken of the tooth. The tooth is then temporarily filled with a resin filling, while your impressions are sent to the dental technician for your porcelain tooth to be crafted. On a return appointment, your inlay is bonded firmly into place on your tooth.