Inlays and Onlays


An inlay restores the natural shape, function and appearance of your tooth. It is placed into the tooth cavity, prepared by the dentist following decay, or the removal of an old filling.

An onlay is similar to an inlay except it covers the biting surface of the tooth. In many cases, both an inlay and an onlay are used, thereby protecting the tooth without removing as much of the remaining structure as a crown or bridge would.