When the chewing surfaces of back teeth are damaged due to decay, breaks, fractures, or have old fillings that need to be replaced, an inlay or onlay is often the recommended repair. Inlays and onlays typically require less tooth be removed, making them an ideal alternative to silver fillings and crowns.
An onlay is used to repair a tooth when the chewing cusps have been affected. Otherwise, inlays and onlays are basically the same:
After evaluating the damaged tooth, [Dental Practice] will help you make the best decision for your budget and your mouth – and give you a long-lasting, joyful smile.