Ceramic Inlays and Onlays. An inlay or onlay is a type of material which is 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.
Gold Onlays and Porcelain Onlays. An onlay is a restoration material that is recommended instead of a crown procedure. Today we use porcelain instead of gold. Porcelain onlays rely only on bond strength in the same way the space shuttles heat shield tiles are glued or bonded in place.
Nonsteroidal Drugs in Dentistry. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications are indicated for the relief of preoperative and postoperative pain. These drugs can manage the pain of procedures that create an inflammatory response. Inflammatory response is what activates the pain-producing mediators in tissue.