Restorations (Inlays & Onlays) - Oakville

An inlay is an indirect restoration (filling) consisting of a solid substance, such as metal or porcelain, it is then fitted and cemented into place within a cavity. An onlay is the same as an inlay, except that it extends to replace a cusp - a crown is an onlay that covers the surface of a tooth completely.

For situations in which a composite restoration would be insufficient and could potentially compromise the structural integrity of a tooth, inlays and onlays are often used to restore the tooth. Though they can be made from gold, silver, composite or ceramic resin, porcelain has become the material of choice because of its strength, durability and ability to match a tooth's natural hue.

Composites can be used to restore a decaying tooth, as well as to make cosmetic enhancements such as brightening a smile or reshaping disfigured teeth.
 


Composites can be used to restore a decaying tooth, as well as to make cosmetic enhancements such as brightening a smile or reshaping disfigured teeth.

Inlays & Onlays For situations in which a composite restoration would be inaccurate, or may potentially compromise the structural integrity of the tooth, inlays and onlays are used to restore the tooth. Though they may be made from gold, silver, composite or ceramic resin, porcelain has become the material of choice for its strength, durability and color match to the tooth’s natural hue.