If you are missing a small amount of tooth structure you may need an inlay/onlay. The difference remains in the area of the tooth covered. Traditionally known as “fillings” and only made of metal, inlays and onlays now come in different materials that blend with natural tooth color. Inlays/onlays are stronger, last longer and preserves tooth structure from further decaying.
Upon a thorough evaluation Dr. Ruth Rojas will determine if either Inlays/ Onlays are the adequate treatment for you, as many times it is difficult to determine if they are better to use than crowns.