Inlays & Onlays
If you need Inlays and Onlays, cosmetic dentist Houston TX residents rely on Dr. Hassid. At Hassid Dental the Inlays and Onlays are custom made restorations that are placed on teeth when the cavity or lost tooth structure is too large for a filling but does not warrant having a crown. They are extremely durable, and allow for the preservation of the natural tooth as much as possible.
An inlay is a restoration that is within the inner walls of the tooth. An onlay is similar to an inlay but more extensive as it extends to one or more of the outer walls of the tooth. It replaces both the tooth’s biting surface and at least one missing cusp (tooth point). Sometimes onlays are referred to as partial crowns and they are the last stop before a full crown. The function of both inlays and onlays is not just to protect the tooth, but also to build up its shape.
The procedure requires two visits to our cosmetic dentist Houston Tx office and the steps are similar to crown and bridge preparations. The decay is removed from the tooth and the tooth is shaped accordingly. An impression is made and a temporary inlay/onlay is placed until the custom-fitting restoration is fabricated.
There are different materials that inlays and onlays are made of, the most common choice being porcelain. Gold inlays and onlays are also suitable alternatives, but their appearance makes them less popular.
The procedure requires two visits to our office and the steps are similar to crown and bridge preparations. The decay is removed from the tooth and the tooth is shaped accordingly. An impression is made and a temporary inlay/onlay is placed until the custom-fitting restoration is fabricated.
If you would like to learn more about your cavity treatment options with porcelain inlays and onlays, please contact Hassid Dental to schedule your personal consultation with Dr. David Hassid. We welcome patients from the Upper Kirby, West University, River Oaks areas and throughout Houston.