A popular alternative to silver fillings for back teeth requiring small to medium sized restorations, is inlays and onlays. Made from either gold or tooth-coloured porcelain, inlays and onlays are a much more conservative treatment solution to return teeth to their full form and function than silver amalgam fillings or a full crown.
Crafted by our laboratory, in a similar process to a crown, they fit your tooth precisely and once secured in place, your new inlay or onlay can be up to 75% stronger than a traditional silver amalgam filling. A major advantage of inlays or onlays is when they bonded into position they seal your tooth more effectively than an amalgam filling, preventing the possibility of decay forming or further tooth fracturing, which can sometimes occur with the micro-movement of an amalgam filling.
Placement of an inlay or onlay provides you with a strong, long-lasting restorative treatment solution.