This is a highly esthetic, non-metallic restoration that is bonded on a prepared tooth to restore the beauty, strength and function of the tooth. The procedure is similar to that of a crown, however, due to new, minimally invasive techniques, the dentist maintains as much sound tooth structure as possible. An accurate impression is taken of the tooth, a temporary filling is placed in the mouth, and the dental laboratory fabricates a porcelain restoration. Upon return, the tooth is chemically prepared, and the inlay/onlay is bonded onto the prepared tooth. The tooth is once again functionally restored to its almost natural form.