Inlays and Onlays

Inlays and Onlays

Dental professionals use inlays and onlays for dental restorations. They’re ideal for patients who have undergone a significant degree of tooth decay that a traditional filling cannot support. We’re proud to offer inlays and onlays at our office here at La Cantera Dental Group!

What are Inlays and Onlays?

Inlays and onlays are alternatives for traditional fillings or dental crowns. They’re the go-to if a person has a cavity that is too large for a dental filling or for patients who don’t need a full crown to protect their tooth.

An inlay is fabricated to fit the exact size and shape of the cavity. As the name suggests, it goes inside the tooth to fill it in. An onlay is designed to go on top of the tooth and is a step between an inlay and a full crown.

What to Expect During Treatment

Before placing an inlay or onlay, your dentist will first remove any decay that is present in the tooth. A dental lab will fabricate these restorations to fill the space differently than a traditional filling would. For example, inlays require a solid piece of porcelain to match the shape of the space.

Benefits of Inlays and Onlays

Inlays and onlays are beneficial in several ways. Some of the advantages patients may notice are listed below:

  • Durability
  • Protects teeth
  • Easy to clean
  • Aesthetically pleasing

Want to Learn More About Inlays and Onlays?

We proudly provide inlays and onlays at our dental practice to protect your teeth from damage due to decay. These restorations can restore your smile and eliminate your pain. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call La Cantera Dental Group today. We have one location on La Cantera Pkwy and another at the Park Oaks Center.

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