Molar teeth are also able to be restored using a number of materials and techniques. In the listing to the left, under 'Specialist care - Nice composite restorations' information and case examples were provided which demonstrated the use of composite resin to restore incisor and molar teeth.
In the case example below, a porcelain onlay has been used to restore a molar tooth. Onlays are similar to crowns in that they are made by a Dental Laboratory and then cemented on the tooth. The difference between an onlay and a crown is that the onlay is more conservative (only involves part of the tooth) and so using onlays can spare some tooth structure from being sanded down. Where possible, we will use porcelain onlays before we recommend a crown.