Inlays are used for restorative or cosmetic work on the top of a tooth but inside the cusps (bumps on top of the tooth). They are made of natural looking, non-metallic composites or porcelain material.
Inlays can be used in cases of cavities or replacement of fillings. As with other procedures, an impression of the tooth is taken and used to create a custom piece. A temporary inlay is used until the permanent inlay is ready, installed and permanently bonded to the tooth.