Dental inlays and onlays are used when old fillings need to be removed or replaced because they are chipped, broken or have leaky cracked margins on the old restorations
If one uses a magnifying glass or takes a picture in close range of these restorations, it will show indications of leaky margins or cracked restorations. Leaky margins are often the first step in breaking down of a restoration
The damage is easily restored with Porcelain Inlays and Onlays. These are lab processed porcelain pieces, which are fabricated using CADCAM technology. The inlays and onlays are then cemented in with resin cement, which provides adequate strength for the restoration from fracturing and also prevents Marginal leaks and decay.