Inlays and Onlays longevity. Inlays and Onlays have been used as indirect fillings and offer a well-fitting, stronger, longer lasting solution to tooth decay. Inlays and Onlays are not likely to discolor over time as tooth-colored resin fillings often do. Inlays and Onlays preserve the maximum amount of healthy tooth structure while restoring decayed or damaged areas, to ensure functional longevity.
Gold and Porcelain Onlays. Dr. Kopel explains how dentists restore a damaged tooth using inlays and onlays. Today dentists use porcelain instead of gold because porcelain onlays rely only on bond strength.
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.