There are some cases where the area of decay may be too large to restore with a traditional filling. In these circumstances, Dr. Staller may recommend an inlay or onlay restoration. Made from porcelain, these restorations enhance the strength of your teeth, and are more structurally sound than traditional composite fillings. If you have old silver fillings, we can replace them using onlay restorations as well. Onlays extend over the cusps of the teeth to the gum line, while inlays cover the biting surface of the tooth up to the cusps. Ask us if inlay or onlay restorations are right for your current situation!