Inlays or Onlays
Inlays are also called indirect fillings; they are a long-lasting type of filling that is added to teeth with tooth decay or other structural damage.
The old silver amalgam fillings are unaesthetic in appearance. There is a great deal of controversy about silver fillings that contain mercury.
Some dentists and patients prefer not to use this type of filling material and they may choose to replace existing mercury fillings with white fillings.
Porcelain inlays have been used to replace the deteriorating silver restorations. They are created to replace the correct anatomy of the tooth.
The colour of the porcelain inlay can be created to match the natural tooth color and with the bonding cements which are used, the inlay blends seamlessly with the tooth structure. The result is a beautiful, natural looking restoration.