Restorations (Inlays & Onlays) – Bristol Circle

When composite restorations are not sufficient enough to treat the damaged tooth, or when opting for the composite restoration as treatment, it could potentially compromise the structural integrity of a damaged tooth, which then, inlays and onlays are often the better solution.

Inlays and onlays can be made from various metals such as gold or silver, composite or ceramic resin, however, porcelain has become the material of choice in light of its strength and durability, as well as its ability to blend with the colour of your natural teeth.

An inlay is an indirect restoration (filling) made of a solid substance, such as gold, silver (amaglam) or porcelain. It is then fitted and cemented into the cavity of the damaged tooth or teeth.

An onlay is the same as an inlay, except that it will extend to replace a cusp - a crown is an onlay that covers the surface of a tooth completely.