9191 Pinecroft Dr Suite 180 The Woodlands, TX 77380
Tooth Restoration - Inlays & Onlays
Tooth Restoration - Inlays & Onlays in The Woodlands, TX
Dental inlays and onlays are used to fill cavities. Many patients prefer the look of dental inlays and onlays over metal amalgam fillings because they are made of a material that matches your tooth color and look very natural. Teeth also become stronger with porcelain inlays and onlays as opposed to weakening when metal fillings are used.
What is the procedure?
First, any decay will be carefully removed from the tooth without getting into the tooth’s central pulp chamber. An impression will be taken and sent to the lab for the custom inlay or onlay fabrication. While the permanent piece is being made, the tooth will be fitted with a temporary filling. Once the custom inlay or onlay is ready, a second visit is required to remove the temporary filling and cement the final custom piece in place after ensuring that the fit is smooth and tight.
Dental inlays and onlays should be cared for the same way natural teeth need to be cared for. Brush and floss daily and schedule regular cleanings and checkups with Dr. Stewart and his staff.