In many situations the amount of damage or missing tooth does not lend to placing a filling, yet the traditional jump to a destructive crown is not neccesary with the advent of flexible materials and adhesive dentistry.

Many of the situations where a crown would have been needed, can now be performed with Inlays or Onlays, restorations that allow us to keep more of the tooth, do less trauma, and stay away from the gums while providing a long lasting, esthetic result.