A chipped or fractured tooth can impact not only the functionality of our mouth, but also its outward appearance.
Dental inlays and onlays are restorations made of gold, composite resin, or ceramics used to repair rear teeth that have a mild to moderate amount of tooth decay, cracks or fractures. They are generally used when your tooth needs a major filling or when the damage toy our tooth is not quite enough to elicit the placement of a dental crown.
Inlays and onlays are bonded or cemented into place on your teeth. An inlay is like a filling, but it lies within the cusps (bumps) on the chewing surface of your tooth. An onlay is larger than an inlay and its purpose is to replace one or more of your decayed tooth cusps.