Inlays and Onlays in Pearland, TX

Restore and Enhance Your Smile with Dental Inlays and Onlays

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.

What Are Dental Inlays and Onlays?

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 Benefits of Dental Inlays and Onlays

  • Preservation of Natural Tooth Structure: Partial crowns and indirect fillings are conservative restorations that allow us to preserve more of your natural tooth structure compared to dental crowns. They are designed to fit precisely into the damaged areas, providing strength and stability while maintaining the integrity of your tooth.
  • Aesthetically Pleasing Results: Our inlays and onlays are meticulously crafted to match the color, shape, and texture of your natural teeth, ensuring a seamless and natural-looking restoration. They blend harmoniously with your smile, enhancing its overall beauty
  • Long-Lasting Durability: Inlays and onlays are highly durable and resistant to wear and tear. They are crafted from sturdy materials that can withstand the forces of biting and chewing, providing lasting protection and functionality.
  • Enhanced Dental Health: By sealing the damaged areas, inlays and onlays help prevent further decay and deterioration. They provide a strong, reliable barrier against bacteria and further damage, promoting optimal oral health.

Who Qualifies for Dental Inlays and Onlays?

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:


  • Moderate tooth decay: When a tooth has moderate tooth decay or damage that is too extensive for a traditional dental filling, inlays or onlays may be recommended.
  • Fractured or cracked teeth: If a tooth has a significant fracture or crack that compromises its structural integrity, an inlay or onlay can provide support and prevent further damage.
  • Large existing fillings: When an old filling becomes worn out, defective, or needs replacement, an inlay or onlay can be used to restore the tooth.
  • Aesthetic concerns: Inlays and onlays can be made from tooth-colored materials like porcelain or composite resin, making them an appealing option for individuals who desire a natural-looking restoration.

The Dental Inlays and Onlays Procedure


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.


Tooth Preparation

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.


Temporary Restoration

While your permanent restoration is being fabricated in a dental laboratory, a temporary restoration will be placed to protect your tooth.


Bonding the Restoration

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Call To Transform Your Smile with Dental Inlays and Onlays

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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