Inlays and onlays are two methods of restoring normal tooth structure after decay or other damage. Inlays and onlays are known as indirect fillings because unlike a standard filling that is done in our office, both are made in our in-house laboratory and cemented or bonded to the surface of the tooth. Inlays and onlays do not weaken the tooth structure, but actually strengthens it. After the procedure, the tooth can bear up to 50 to 75 percent more chewing force. Dental inlays/onlays are tailored to fit perfectly with minimal preparation. This makes cleaning a dental inlay/onlay easier. Dental inlays/onlays allow our dentists to preserve the healthy tooth structure while restoring the damaged or decayed areas, this allows for functional longevity.