A dental inlay or an Onlay is made from porcelain into a single solid piece of material to protect a tooth. It is designed to fit the specific size of the cavity which is then cemented into place.
Inlays and Onlays are more support than a basic filling.

Inlays and Onlays are designed for use in the back teeth. If the tooth has experienced too much damage to support a composite filling. An Onlay or Inlay is a stronger alternative.
Inlays and Onlays can be made from gold, ceramic or Porcelain.


A restoration which has been constructed then cemented into the prepared cavity of the tooth.

Benefits of Dental Inlays
  • Inlays can be made to match the colour of your tooth, providing a natural look
  • Inlays strengthen your teeth
  • Inlays often last longer than a larger tooth filling
  • Inlays preserve your tooth for a longer period of time


An inlay that covers one or more cusp and adjoining occlusal surface of the tooth.

Benefits of Dental Onlays
  • Onlays cover an extensive area of your tooth
  • Onlays can sometimes be a better option than a full dental crown and are cost effective
  • Onlays can be made to match your tooth colour.
  • Onlays are made of strong materials and can last for a long time

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