Inlays & Onlays
We use inlays and onlays as alternatives to traditional dental fillings and crowns, and the bonding process can actually strengthen the tooth. At Brilliant Dental Care, Dr. Freeman and our entire team are always ready to give our patients the best treatment options to restore their oral health.
What Are Inlays and Onlays?
Inlays and onlays are typically made of porcelain, composite resin, or gold. While gold was used a lot in the past, most people prefer to choose the options that can match the color of their natural teeth.
If a cavity is fairly large, we’d probably recommend an inlay over a normal filling. Due to the inlay being made equal to the exact size and shape of the empty space, there is no chance of bacteria being trapped underneath.
Onlays are meant for more substantial restorations as they cover a cusp of the tooth compared to the area between the cusps.
Are Inlays and Onlays Right for Me?
Since inlays and onlays work as great alternatives to fillings and crowns, the dentist will usually recommend one treatment over another based on your unique situation. If you have any questions regarding what would be best for you, please don’t hesitate to ask.
What Are the Benefits of Inlays and Onlays?
- Custom-made to fit your smile
- Can last for many years with proper oral hygiene
- Matches the color of your natural teeth
Are You Looking to Get Inlays and Onlays in Houston?
If you think inlays and onlays are right for you, or you’d like to hear the recommendation from our expert dentist, contact Brilliant Dental Care today to schedule an appointment!