Dental Inlays & Onlays

Dental inlays and onlays are dental restorations designed to repair teeth with moderate damage or decay. If your tooth damage is too extensive for a regular filling but not severe enough to require a full crown, our experienced dentists may recommend an inlay or onlay. These restorations, sometimes referred to as partial crowns, are custom-made to fit the exact shape and size of your tooth, ensuring a perfect fit that restores both function and appearance.

Inlays are used when the damage is confined to the indented top surfaces of a tooth, without affecting the cusps, or pointed tips of the tooth. Onlays, on the other hand, are used when the damage extends to one or more cusps of the tooth. Both types of restorations are crafted from durable materials such as porcelain, composite resin or gold. Our skilled dentists will help you decide which option is best suited for your needs, ensuring the most effective and aesthetically pleasing result.

Traditionally, the process of getting an inlay or onlay typically involves two visits to Keene Family Dentistry. However, thanks to the use of advanced CEREC technology, Dr. Christian Nwokorie and Dr. Rashmi Thapa can provide inlays and onlays in a single visit, saving you time and discomfort. The process is simple.

First, we will remove the damaged or decayed part of the tooth and take a digital impression of the tooth, which will be used to create your custom restoration. The inlay or onlay will then be milled and our dentists will check that it fits properly. Finally, we will bond your restoration into place.

One of the significant advantages of inlays and onlays is that they preserve more of your natural tooth structure compared to traditional crowns. This means less drilling and a more conservative approach to restoring your tooth. Additionally, because they are custom-made, inlays and onlays blend seamlessly with your natural teeth, making them virtually undetectable once placed.

We invite you to call us today at 817-641-0000 to learn more about dental inlays and onlays in Keene, Texas, and make your appointment. Our team is dedicated to helping you achieve and maintain a healthy, beautiful smile. Let us restore your smile with our expert care and advanced dental solutions.