Dental Inlays and Onlays

In the event of a larger cavity, Dr. Kevin Nail will drill the decayed part away then fill in the space with an inlay or onlay. If the cavity is in the center of the tooth, it can be repaired by an inlay. If the damage extends to a cusp, or tip, of the tip, an onlay can be used to repair it. Our dentist and team provide both at Kevin Nail DDS Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, to protect your teeth from further infection. Call 281-550-9054 to learn more about inlays and onlays in Houston, Texas!

Inlays and onlays are dental restorations that are used to repair damage or decay. If the damage is not extensive enough to warrant the use of a dental crown but is too serious to be repaired with a filling, our experienced dentist may recommend a dental inlay or onlay. Also known as partial crowns, inlays and onlays are custom created from porcelain, composite resin material or gold. Our dentist will ensure that your custom inlay or onlay perfectly fits your tooth to restore the health, function and appearance of your smile. Once placed, they are virtually undetectable in the mouth and conserve much of your natural tooth structure.

Both inlays and onlays are used to restore damaged teeth. The difference between a dental inlay and a dental onlay is that an inlay is used when the damage does not reach the cusps of the tooth, while a dental onlay is used when the damage extends to one or more of the cusps. We will help you determine whether you need a dental inlay or onlay to restore your smile.

We welcome you to call or visit us today to learn more about dental inlays and onlays. We are eager to restore your smile!