Are damaged or decayed teeth compromising your smile? Discover durable dental inlays and onlays at Pearland Dental Group, your trusted Pearland cosmetic dentist. Our skilled team prioritizes aesthetics and functionality to transform your smile while preserving your natural tooth structure.
Dental inlays and onlays, also known as indirect fillings and partial crowns, are custom-made restorations used to repair teeth with moderate to extensive damage or decay. They are crafted from durable materials, such as porcelain or composite resin, and are precisely fitted into or onto the affected area of the tooth. Inlays are used when the damage is confined within the cusps of the tooth, while onlays are utilized when the restoration extends to cover one or more of the cusps.
The qualification for inlays and onlays depends on the specific condition of the tooth and the judgment of a dental professional. Generally, the following situations may warrant the use of inlays or onlays:
During your initial visit, one of our experienced dentists will assess your oral health, discuss your goals, and determine if inlays or onlays are the right options for you. Based on the information gathered during your exam, your dentist will create a personalized treatment plan tailored to your needs.
The affected tooth will be prepared by removing any decay or damage. We will then take impressions of the tooth to create precise, custom-made inlays or onlays that fit seamlessly.
While your permanent restoration is being fabricated in a dental laboratory, a temporary restoration will be placed to protect your tooth.
Once your custom-made inlay or onlay is ready, it will be permanently bonded to your tooth using a strong dental adhesive. We will ensure a precise fit and make any necessary adjustments for optimal comfort and aesthetics.
Inlays and onlays are known for their durability and longevity. With proper oral hygiene care and regular dental check-ups, they can last for many years, often ranging from 10 to 30 years or more.
Yes, inlays and onlays made from materials like porcelain or composite resin are highly resistant to staining. However, it’s still advisable to limit consumption of staining substances, such as coffee or tobacco, to maintain their original appearance.
Yes, inlays and onlays can often be used as a more conservative and minimally invasive alternative to dental crowns. They preserve a more natural tooth structure while providing durable restorations for moderate to extensive tooth damage.
It is possible to experience some sensitivity initially after getting inlays or onlays. However, any sensitivity is typically temporary and should subside within a few days or weeks. If sensitivity persists or worsens, it’s important to contact your dentist for further evaluation.
Experience the artistry of our skilled Pearland cosmetic dentists and the exceptional care of our dedicated team at Pearland Dental Group. Restore your smile’s natural beauty and functionality with inlays and onlays.
Call (281) 993-9900 today and take the first step towards a healthier, more radiant smile. You can also click the button below to schedule a consultation and one of our friendly team members will get back to you shortly. We serve Pearland and the surrounding areas, including Fresno, Houston, Alvin, and League City, TX. Let us bring out the best in your teeth and transform your confidence.
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