Porcelain inlays and onlays are a type of cosmetic dental restoration often referred to as partial crowns or indirect fillings. Aesthetic inlays and onlays are used to treat moderate levels of decay or damage while maintaining a pleasing appearance. Porcelain inlays are fitted into a cavity or space in a tooth, while a porcelain onlay extends to replace a cusp or the elevated bump of a tooth. At Herman Family Dentistry, we use porcelain inlays and onlays when the tooth is not damaged seriously enough to require a dental crown, but not enough tooth structure remains for a normal filling. We work hard to ensure your porcelain inlay or onlay is comfortable and feels natural.