A dental Inlay or Onlay is a solid, single piece of porcelain which is fabricated outside the mouth (using impressions and measurements) and then bonded ‘into or onto’ the tooth.

This way of restoring a tooth is different to composite resin. Inlays and Onlays are used when a harder and more durable restoration is needed for one or more reasons such as:

  • The tooth has minimal tooth structure remaining;
  • The tooth has fractures;
  • The tooth is used heavily for chewing.

Inlays and Onlays are strong, custom made, tooth-coloured restorations and research has shown that they will restore your tooth almost to its original strength whilst being virtually invisible.