An advantages of an inlay is to preserve the dental structure. It is possible to replace defective composites or amalgams. Gold is an outstanding material; it is durable, biocompatible and will not cause wear on opposing teeth. If you prefer a natural, white color, porcelain is also available for inlays.
A root canal treatment consists of eliminating the vitality of a tooth. It can be performed to relieve an abscess or before the installation of a fixed prosthesis such as a bridge or crown. After a root canal treatment, the tooth is more fragile. A crown and a pivot may be required to restore the tooth.