This dental practice is used to restore mildly damaged teeth.

Pediatrician examining little girl's throatDental inlays and onlays are dental restorations which are used to restore a decayed tooth to its original condition. This procedure is pre-formed in a lab and is a more conservative approach to repairing damaged teeth because unlike dental crowns, this does not have to involve the removal of a healthy tooth structure.

The restoration treatment is considered as an inlay when the material used is bonded within the center of the tooth. It is called an onlay when the extent of the tooth damage requires a cusp of the tooth or the full coverage.