Dental issues like decay or damage can be disheartening and challenging to live with. At Portal Dental Pasadena, we’re here to help restore your teeth to their former glory and offer you a reason to smile again—thanks to our specialized inlays and onlays procedures.
What Are Inlays and Onlays?
Before we dive into the details, let’s clarify what inlays and onlays are. Think of them as custom-made restorations, designed in a lab to precisely fit your tooth’s unique structure. Unlike crowns, which require reshaping your entire tooth, inlays and onlays are a conservative solution to repair specific areas of damage or decay. Your dentist will guide you through whether an inlay or an onlay is the best fit for your dental needs.
Why Choose Inlays and Onlays?
Why consider an inlay or an onlay over a traditional crown? Crowns often involve removing healthy parts of your tooth, which can make your tooth more susceptible to issues like the need for a root canal. Inlays and onlays allow us to focus solely on the affected area, making it a less invasive alternative.
The Two-Visit Process
Expect two visits for this treatment. The first is an evaluation where we’ll decide which areas need restoration. Any decayed part will be gently removed under local anesthesia, ensuring a pain-free experience. An impression will be taken and sent to a lab, where your custom inlay or onlay is created. While you wait, we may provide a temporary solution to protect your tooth.
Materials and Costs
While most inlays and onlays are made from a resin material, there are also gold options for those seeking greater durability. Your customized piece will be bonded using a cement adhesive to ensure a long-lasting fit and polished for that final aesthetic touch. To get the most accurate pricing you will need to talk with our dentists.
Ready to Transform Your Smile?
Why let decayed or damaged teeth hamper your confidence when a solution is just a phone call away? Reach out to Portal Dental Pasadena at 3409 Spencer Hwy Suite 100, Pasadena, Texas 77504, or give us a ring at (281) 888-3454 to schedule your consultation.
Join us in taking the first step toward a radiant smile and a healthier you. We can’t wait to serve you!