Inlays and Onlays longevity. Inlays and onlays are extremely stable restorative solutions for the treatment of decay or other tooth damages. The superior fit and durable material make inlays and onlays a great choice that can actually strengthen a damaged tooth.
Dr. Kopel speaks about the inlays and onlays materials dentists used to restore a damaged tooth. Today we use porcelain instead of gold because porcelain onlays rely only on bond strength.
Gold vs. Porcelain Onlays. Which one is better, a gold onlay or a porcelain onlay? An onlay is a restoration material that is recommended instead of a crown procedure which requires drilling down all aspects of the tooth. Dentists always preserve the tooth structure when restoring a broken or decayed tooth.