Dental Inlays & Onlays
Extensive Repair for Your Teeth
Occasionally, a tooth may become severely damaged due to trauma or severe decay. At LifeSmiles, our first step is to assess if a metal-free filling can repair your tooth’s strength and structure. However, if you need a more comprehensive restoration, we may use an inlay or onlay.
Dr. Mitchmore typically recommends an inlay or onlay when a large piece of your tooth is missing and needs to be replaced. An inlay or onlay is designed using digital impressions and created at our partner lab. These modern restorations replace the missing part of the tooth with a tooth-colored, strong porcelain material. This non-invasive inlay/only procedure allows our restorative dentist in Houston to rebuild the tooth structure and thus restore the function of your smile.
Inlays are typically used when the damage is in the center of the tooth, whereas onlays are used when the outer surface of the tooth is also damaged. Both inlays and onlays are custom-made and can strengthen your tooth while restoring your health.
Charlie M. (Actual LifeSmiles Patient)