An indirect restoration is any type of restoration bespokely made for your tooth by a specialist dental laboratory. Indirect restorations are usually indicated in scenarios where your natural tooth structure has become heavily damaged and broken down and will no longer support direct restorations or fillings.
An indirect restoration will return your tooth back to its original size and shape allowing you to smile and eat with confidence again. Examples of indirect restorations include veneers, onlays and crowns.
Most commonly, your dentist may suggest an indirect restoration when your tooth is already heavily filled and cannot support another filling or if your tooth is greatly damaged by dental decay.
In both scenarios, your natural tooth structure is extensively damaged, weakened and compromised and there is a high risk of the tooth breaking apart and fracturing further to the point it can no longer be repaired.
An indirect restoration will help to restore your tooth back to its original shape and size but most importantly it will strengthen your tooth and prevent further damage.