Ceramic Reconstructions: Crowns, Inlays, and Onlays

We refer to inlays and onlays as a type of aesthetic restoration that has been constructed by a dental technician and can be constructed out of porcelain, gold, or other materials. It is later cemented into the tooth to allow for a fully functional and perfectly fitting filling. This option is often used for large defects as the porcelain or metal allows for a stronger filling that can resist the masticatory force. While inlays and onlays only cover a portion of the tooth, a crown on the other hand, covers the entire tooth.