In the event when patient is missing much of the tooth crown or tooth under stronger load, recommended creation of inlay / onlay / overlay fillings is done because they show greater resistance to wear and load and thus represent the longest type of filling.
For larger defects of tooth substance in posterior teeth caused by decay or after replacing the large amalgam fillings. development of inlays is recommended.
The tooth is prepared for the inlay in a way so all the cavities are cleaned and the remains of the old fillings are done, then imprint of teeth, so prepared, is taken.In the dental laboratory inlay is produced on the model whose shape corresponds precisely to the prepared tooth and special techniques of cementing or bonding attaches it to the tooth.
Gold as a precious metal is not subject to corrosion processes and with good hygiene gold inlays are extremely durable.