The size and shape of porcelain inlays are similar to that of a filling. Both
the inlays and fillings fit snugly inside the cusps of a tooth to replace the
Dental professionals prefer inlays to fillings because they are made of porcelain in a dental lab to better match the natural color of your teeth and fit each tooth precisely.
Porcelain onlays are fabricated to precisely fit your tooth and bonded tightly to protect damaged areas. Much like a crown, porcelain onlays protect the biting surface of your tooth. Onlays are different from crowns, because they fit inside the tooth cusp, covering only the biting surface, where a crown covers the entire tooth.