Inlays & Onlays with CEREC 3D®

Inlays and onlays are restorations to remedy damaged parts of the tooth that are too large for a filling. They are used, for example, when a piece of tooth has broken off, caries has caused a major defect in the tooth or a larger amalgam filling needs to be replaced.

We speak of:

  • Inlays when the inlay filling is only inserted into the inner surface of the (molar) tooth
  • Onlays when additional parts of the outer surface of the tooth are covered as well

In contrast to an (artificial) dental crown, an onlay (sometimes also called overlay) covers the natural tooth’s crown only partially; an onlay is therefore also referred to as a partial crown. We usually produce inlays and onlays individually and precisely from solid ceramic in just one session using the computer-aided system CEREC 3D® by Dentsply Sirona.

In more complex cases, they are manufactured by the dental technician in the laboratory and are then inserted in a second session around 1-2 weeks later by your dentists in Zug.

Ceramic inlays and onlays for tooth restoration by the dentist