Ceramic inlay / onlay
Sometimes the best dental treatment for a tooth is a restoration
made in a laboratory from a mold. Two of these custom-made restorations, which require one or more visits, are inlays and onlays. An inlay fits within the contours of the tooth. An onlay is similar to an inlay, but is larger and covers some or all chewing surfaces of the tooth.
Ceramic inlays and onlays provide good durability and resistance to fracture in restorations that need to withstand heavy chewing pressure. The cost of ceramic inlays and onlays is generally higher than composite because of the greater time involved and the necessity of additional dental laboratory work.