Inlays and Onlays longevity. Inlays and onlays are extremely stable restorative solutions for the treatment of decay. They are also known as indirect fillings which offer a well-fitting, stronger, longer lasting solution to tooth decay or similar damage.
Gold and Porcelain Onlays. Dr. Kopel speaks about the inlays and onlays we used to restore a damaged tooth. Today we use porcelain instead of gold because porcelain onlays rely only on bond strength.
Ceramic Inlays and Onlays. An inlay or onlay is a restoration that is placed inside or over the surface of a decayed or damaged tooth and are seen as a good alternative to a crown. They are made from a variety of materials such as gold or ceramic and cover the top surface of a tooth and are extremely esthetic.
Gold Onlays vs. Porcelain Onlays. One of the golden rules of dentistry is to preserve tooth structure when restoring a broken or decayed tooth. 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.