Made of porcelain or gold, dental inlays replace typical filling materials in the event of a defective filling or large-scale cavity. These solid inlays prevent the risk of fracture and help the tooth better withstand chewing pressure.
Placing a dental inlay will require one or two sessions at your dental clinic. Step one is to prepare the tooth and make a mold. Then, the inlay is cemented in.
While porcelain inlays are known to be aesthetic and adhere to the tooth, gold inlays are better at resisting fractures in patients who grind their teeth (bruxism) and last considerably longer.