INLAYS & ONLAYS IN HOUSTON, TX

Inlays and Onlays from Antoine Dental Center in Houston are restorative treatments that can be used to repair molars damaged by decay or physical trauma. In many cases, these options are used for teeth that might be further compromised if traditional fillings were used. Both inlays and onlays involve placement of preformed composites or other substances into treated teeth, but they differ in terms of their size and the extent of their applications.

What are dental inlays?

Dental inlays are named for the fact that they are laid into, rather than over, teeth. These restorations are used for repairing damage on molars that is only within the cusps, or outer ridges, of the chewing surfaces. In some cases, damaged direct fillings are removed and replaced with indirect fillings.

What are dental onlays?

These are similar to their inlay counterparts, except that they are larger, making them appropriate for repairing damage over a wider area. As their name suggests, these indirect fillings are basically laid over teeth. Damage on the cusps of rear molar chewing surfaces is treated with this option.Inlays and onlays are both potentially better-looking alternatives to amalgam fillings or metal crowns, and their durability supports tooth strength better and allows restorations to last longer than alternatives. Unlike traditional metal fillings, inlays and onlays from our Houston dental office do not expand and contract and will not place tooth structure at risk as a result. 

How long do inlays and onlays last?

Inlays and onlays are very durable. They are created with stronger material than dental fillings because they’re created outside of the mouth. With good hygiene and regular six month check up, inlays and onlays can last 25+ years.

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If you suffer from damaged teeth due to traumatic injury or decay, contact Antoine Dental Center in Houston today! We’d be happy to schedule an appointment and help you achieve the smile you’ve always dreamed of. Contact us at 713-955-0263 to learn more!

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It can be easy to lose sight of a few important things. One thing which often gets overlooked is the importance of your oral health. At Antoine Dental Center in Houston, TX, we’re proud to offer the convenience of same-day dental cleanings and exams and quality procedures for everything from braces to dental implants. Schedule an appointment and see why our patients love us.

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