Inlays and onlays are a method of fixing and restoring a tooth much the same as a filling or crown does. The advantage of these types of restorations is they are natural looking, strong, protect teeth and take away less healthy tooth structure.
Since inlays and onlays are custom made in a lab the required preparation of the tooth is more conservative than that of a crown or filling. These restorations cannot be used in every situation however. Dr. Allen will evaluate your teeth in helping you decide if an inlay or onlay is a desirable fix for you.