Inlays and onlays are conservative yet highly effective dental restorations used to repair teeth that have moderate damage or decay, providing a more durable and natural-looking alternative to traditional fillings. Inlays are custom-made restorations that fit inside the tooth, specifically within the cusps or pointed edges. Onlays, on the other hand, extend onto the chewing surface and cover more extensive damage. These restorations are usually crafted from materials like porcelain, composite resin, or gold, and they are precisely designed to match the natural tooth color and anatomy. Inlays and onlays preserve a greater portion of the natural tooth structure compared to crowns and fillings, making them an ideal choice for teeth that require reinforcement but not to the extent of a full crown.

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