Dental inlays and onlays are similar to dental crowns, but restore teeth that are less severely damaged. They are an excellent, durable solution when tooth damage is too extensive for fillings but not quite enough for a full restoration or crown. Dr. Panchumarti will first remove the decayed area(s) of your tooth, and then take a mold to be sent to the dental lab. About 2 or 3 weeks later, she will replace your temporary restoration with the custom-fabricated restoration made from porcelain, gold, or a composite resin. The inlay or onlay will blend perfectly with your natural teeth, giving you the beautiful and functional natural smile you deserve.