Made of tooth-colored porcelain, inlays and onlays are used for larger restorations. They restore the functional, stress-bearing parts of the tooth, extending over one or more sides of the tooth. They can also be used as a crown or cap. They are conservative restorations that require less drilling than metal fillings. An inlay or an onlay can often be used to repair only the damaged portion of the tooth, leaving much more of the original tooth structure intact. Inlays and onlays are custom-fabricated by our lab technicians, then placed on your tooth.