One of the most modern methods. Its colour and semi-transparency is nearly the same as that of the teeth. Owing to its most precise fitting, this is not only the most aesthetic filling but considering its durability it also sets a standard, just like indirect gold filling does.
Advantage: aesthetic, rivals indirect gold filling in its standard durability.
Disadvantage: its technology makes it costly, at least 2 occasions are necessary (1. treating the decay, taking inlay-impression 2. gluing in)