What’s the Difference Between Inlays and Onlays?
If you have a cavity or a filling, your tooth/teeth can be restored with inlays and onlays.
Inlays are usually used when a small filling is required, as it will fit inside the biting surface of the tooth.
Onlays are used to treat larger cavities, as they’re able to cover a bigger surface area.
Traditionally, inlays and onlays have been made from gold because it’s a hardy material that has been manufactured to stand the test of time. However, tooth-coloured porcelain inlays and onlays are becoming more popular, as it gives your tooth a more natural finish, without compromising the strength and durability of the restoration.