Dental Care of Texas offers a variety of restorations for teeth based on the amount damage that needs to be addressed. Inlays and Onlays are solutions for damaged or decayed teeth that need more repair than a simple filling provides, but less than a crown.
Inlays and onlays are commonly made of porcelain, gold, or composite resin. Our office typically uses natural-looking porcelain. Inlays and onlays are bonded to the damaged area of a tooth. An inlay, which is similar to a filling, is used on the chewing surface of a tooth between the points. An onlay is similar to the inlay, but it's typically bigger, extending out over at least one point of the tooth. Inlays and onlays are also known as indirect fillings since they are created outside of the tooth and then bonded to the damaged area. They offer patients a stronger, well-fitting and longer-lasting repair for tooth decay or other structural damage.
Inlays and onlays are made to last - they are constructed of durable materials designed to last up to 30 years. They also can prolong the life of your teeth, decreasing the need for more dental treatments in the future.
The dental experts at Dental Care of Texas make excellent patient care our top priority. Our visits take place in a stress-free, relaxed environment at our Allen, Flower Mound and Roanoke, Texas locations. We offer flexible and convenient evening and weekend hours so finding an appointment time is easy. To find out if a natural-looking inlay or onlay can improve your smile, call us today!