Inlay / Onlay restorations are aesthetic fillings prepared in the laboratory for the restoration of teeth that require large fillings or canal treatment according to the area to be applied. Inlay and onlay fillings can be made of porcelain or fiber reinforced composite material. The choice of material to be used is made according to whether the adjacent teeth are natural, composite or porcelain.
In the inlay process, the damaged area of the tooth is removed and the area opened for the placement of the restoration is cleaned. In an onlay procedure, the onlay covers the ends of your tooth, while a filling only covers the area between the spikes.
The most important difference between filling and inlay / onlay restoration is that inlays and onlays are made of porcelain material.This difference in inlays and onlays provides a more natural tooth appearance.
Porcelain material is preferred in smile make-up treatments because it has this realistic tooth appearance and is a more durable material. Inlays and onlays help you achieve a stronger and more natural tooth appearance than filling.