Dental inlays & onlays - Wickham Dental Practice, Hampshire
Dental inlays and Dental onlays are restorations that are best described as laboratory constructed fillings. They are made of either Gold or Ceramic. They are cemented into the tooth and form a very strong bond with the tooth surface.
A Dental onlay can be used in larger cavities or when a tooth is heavily broken down. Inlays and onlays have been largely superseded by modern Composite materials and thus not used as often as they used to be. Often, one sees 30 year old Gold inlays looking as good as they did the day they were originally fitted!