When a tooth is seriously jeopardised by a cavity, these resin or ceramic caps are a sound alternative to fillings. Unlike fillings, they are not shaped inside the mouth, but rather based on the impressions taken in the laboratory.
Just two visits are needed. During the first visit, the tooth is prepared and the impression is made. Then it is actually applied during the second visit. An inlay is required only in the case of a partial reconstruction, whereas the only is extended to a larger portion of the tooth.