An inlay is a restoration usually porcelain or occasionally gold made by a dental laboratory specifically to be fitted to a cavity in a tooth and cemented into place.

Sometimes, a tooth is planned to be restored with a routine filling, but the decay or fracture is so extensive that a direct restoration such as amalgam (silver filling) or composite (tooth coloured filling), would compromise the structural integrity of the restored tooth or provide substandard opposition to its opposing tooth, causing problems with  the bite. In such situations, an indirect porcelain or gold inlay restoration may be indicated.

For more information on inlay treatment telephone one of our team on 01277 658895.