A ceramic inlay is fabricated to fit well within the contours of the tooth, and is cemented to the remaining tooth structure. It is an excellent choice when the extent of damage is too big and rendering filling ineffective.
A ceramic onlay fits within the contours of the tooth and covers part or the entire chewing surface of the tooth to be restored. It goes far beyond a filling in returning the original strength and chewing power to that missing part of your tooth.
Porcelain inlay and onlay provide a more durable and attractive restoration compared to conventional filling. Inlays and onlays are fabricated in a laboratory like crowns and veneers; therefore, they require several appointments.