Inlays and Onlays
Dental Inlays at Smiles on Greatwood Dentistry.
We give you Dental Inlays in Sugar Land Texas at Smiles on Greatwood Dentistry.
A dental inlay is a filling made of a tooth-colored material such as ceramic/porcelain or special dental composite that fits into the grooves of a tooth. It is a restorative method used to repair an injury to the tooth or tooth decay that does not affect the cusps of the tooth. The inlays repair the chewing surface and provide an almost invisible dental restoration. Inlays help to eliminate tooth sensitivity and eventual tooth loss.
Who should get it?
If you have an injured tooth (a fracture) or are suffering from tooth decay and don’t want to get regular filling, getting dental inlays is your best alternative. Basically the inlays take care of the cavity and hold the tooth together, making it stronger. They are generally more durable than regular fillings.
You can use them to replace your old or damaged metal fillings.
How do you get Inlays?
You just need two visits to our Dentistry to get your inlays placed.
In your first visit, our dentist will drill your tooth to remove and clean out the decay in the tooth. You will be numbed using a local anesthetic to make it a painless process.
He will then take an impression of your tooth and place a temporary inlay over the tooth. The impression will be sent off to a dental lab, where the inlay to match your tooth’s specifications will be created. In your next appointment, the temporary inlay will be removed and the permanent one will be placed over your tooth.
You don’t need to take a day off work for this procedure. After the procedure, you can return to work or other activities. You will only feel a mild level of tenderness in the treated area.
How long will Inlays last?
Dental inlays can last for up to 20 years. However, you need to maintain good oral hygiene. You need to care for your restored tooth the same way you would for all of your teeth. A simple advice is to brush three times a day, floss once a day and schedule regular dental check-ups.
You can call us today on (281) 937 7530 for more information on this amazing dental solution. Our Dentist in Sugar Land has over eighteen years of experience and our staff is always friendly. We do our best to work with your schedule and accept most insurances.