The application of indirect composite onlays in the restoration of severely broken down posterior teeth


Increasing interest has developed among dentists regarding alternatives to traditional full-coverage crowns for the restoration of extensively broken-down teeth that are both aesthetic and less destructive of remaining tooth structure. Indirectly fabricated resin composite onlays may offer a viable and cost-effective treatment option in such cases. This paper describes the clinical rationale for resin-based onlays, and includes a case report illustrating the author’s experience with the technique to date.

Journal of the Irish Dental Association 2015/2016; 61 (6): 309-312

Ray McCarthy

Dr Ray McCarthy

Corresponding author: Dr Ray McCarthy, Fitzwilliam House Dental Practice, 6 Fitzwilliam Street Lower, Dublin 2
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