Inlays

An inlay is an indirect restoration in which a solid substance (like the ones used in fillings) is fitted into a cavity in a tooth and cemented into place. The fabricating of the restoration is completed outside of the mouth using the dental impressions of the prepared tooth and allowing them to set before the procedure, rather than placing a soft filling into a cavity. This may be preferable in situations of weak teeth that may not be able to handle a filling without further damage.