Porcelain inlay and onlay fillings are developed to overcome the disadvantages of composite and amalgam fillings and they are preferred in terms of aesthetics and durability. Composite filling pastes shrink a few percent in volume during hardening.
On the other hand, amalgam fillings are not preferred for aesthetic and sanitary concerns. Hence, porcelain fillings are used to eliminate such undesirable situations.
If for some reason, the half of tooth surface is lost due to a decay or trauma, the standard fillings will not be successful and long-lasting. Moreover, if we consider applying a crown to this tooth, the natural tooth would be cut even if there is no need.
In these cases, the inlays and onlays constitute the best solutions.
These fillings, which aim to process the missing parts of the teeth and create the teeth resembling the natural teeth, are also used not only to restore the decays but also to eliminate aesthetic concerns by changing the color and shape of the teeth.
In addition, it is one of the preferred applications since it is possible to complete the treatment in one session. The biggest advantage of the inlays and onlays is that are flexible and easy to shape.