Restore & Preserve Your Smile With Inlays & Onlays

At Dripping Springs Family Dentistry in Dripping Springs, we know that dental inlays and onlays can be a great solution for restoring teeth that have been damaged by injury, decay, or wear. These customized, durable restorations can restore function and aesthetics to your smile effectively and efficiently.

What are inlays and onlays?

Both inlays and onlays are restorations used on molars and premolars that have damaged by decay or trauma. An inlay fits into the biting surface between the tooth’s cusps, while an onlay covers one or more cusps.

Solid restorations that are fabricated to fit the exact size and shape of the cavity once decay has been removed, inlays and onlays are often used to restore a tooth that is too damaged to support a filling but doesn’t yet require a crown.

How are inlays and onlays placed?

The process begins with our dentist removing the damaged portion of the tooth and creating impressions of the area. These impressions are sent to our dental lab, where the inlay or onlay is custom-made to fit the natural contours of your tooth. Once complete, the final inlay or onlay is bonded in place using a strong dental adhesive.

What benefits do these restorations provide?

Using highly durable porcelain or ceramic materials, inlays and onlays offer reliable protection to a damaged tooth, they’re made to blend seamlessly with your smile, and they require that less of your tooth be removed to place them. They can also last for 10 years or more with diligent care!

To learn more about these restorations and whether one or both can benefit your smile, contact Dripping Springs Family Dentistry today! Our experienced team of dental professionals is here to help!

Contact Dripping Springs Family Dentistry About Inlays & Onlays Today!

  • Preserve your tooth structure
  • Repair damage and decay
  • Restore natural tooth function
  • Benefit from a customized restoration
  • Prioritize your oral health!

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