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Inlays and Onlays Longevity

by Dr. Nadia Abazarnia

Inlays and Onlays also known as indirect fillings, offer a well-fitting, stronger, longer lasting solution to tooth decay or similar damage. Unlike direct restorations such as composite resin (tooth color) or Amalgam (metal) fillings, Inlays and Onlays do not weaken the tooth structure, but actually strengthens it. After the procedure, the tooth can bear up to 50 to 75 percent more chewing force.

Gold and Porcelain Onlays

In this video Dr. H. Kopel speaks about  an inlay or onlay, which is a type of material placed inside or over the surface of a decayed or damaged tooth. They are made from a variety of materials such as gold or ceramic and cover the top surface of a tooth.

Watch this video to learn more about this restoration technique.