Dental Inlays and Onlays Cypress, TX

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Dental Inlays and Onlays Overview

Made Ya Smile uses dental inlays and onlays as restorations to restore function back to decayed or damaged back teeth. An inlay or onlay can strengthen teeth that have lost some structure without the need for the full coverage of a crown. An inlay is made to fit perfectly in the center of the tooth while an onlay covers the cusp of a tooth, which is also called a partial crown. To give you the best treatment possible, our team in Cypress, TX makes custom restorations from a range of materials, such as composite resin, porcelain, gold, and other types of metals. If you are a patient who has suffered from damaged teeth, schedule a visit with one of our dentists to see if an inlay or onlay can bring your smile back to optimal wellness. 

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Made Ya Smile may recommend this type of treatment if your tooth has been decayed or if there are other types of damage. For your reference, an inlay or onlay is somewhere in between the categories of a filling and a crown, adding strength and function while restoring the aesthetic appeal of your teeth. When you visit our Cypress, TX for your consultation, we will take digital x-rays and perform an exam to decide which treatment is best for your situation. A doctor will also review your options for the materials used in the inlay or onlay. 

What To Expect with Dental Inlays and Onlays

Patients can rest assured that their comfort is a top priority at our practice. With our gentle approach to dentistry, we will numb the area to make sure you are at ease, but we also offer sedation dentistry if you are anxious about your procedure. Using state-of-the-art equipment, our practitioners will clear out the damaged areas of your tooth. We then take an impression of the tooth and send the mold to a special laboratory, where they will create the custom inlay or onlay, giving you a temporary filling until a permanent restoration can be completed. Once it's ready, we will affix the inlay or onlay in place and bond it permanently. If we are using composite resin, however, the inlay or onlay is created inside your mouth. When the restoration is finished, Made Ya Smile will make any needed adjustments to ensure a correct and comfortable bite. 

Dental Inlays and Onlays Recovery

Recovery following an inlay or onlay is minor; however, you may have some discomfort or sensitivity for a few days. If we gave you a local anesthetic, we ask you to wait to eat or drink until the numb feeling as gone away. You can take care of inlays and onlays the same way you care for your natural teeth, including brushing and flossing daily. When you schedule your bi-annual cleaning, our Made Ya Smile dentists and assistants will continue to monitor the health of your inlays and onlays. These restorations can last for years if they receive proper care. Simply call our office if you experience any discomfort that lasts for more than a few days, or if you have any other issues following your procedure. 

Dental Inlays and Onlays Insurance Coverage

Inlays and onlays are a common treatment for restoring teeth back to health and to protect your smile from further damage, which means the cost may be covered in part by dental health insurance. Our clinic accepts most PPO plans and will happily file a claim for you. Made Ya Smile will contact your provider and let you know what your out-of-pocket expenses will be. We also offer low-interest financing as well as a range of flexible payment options through our office in Cypress, TX. 

Inlays and Onlays

Inlays and onlays are an excellent way to restore function and health back to your smile. At Made Ya Smile, we are excited about the opportunity to work with you if you have damaged or decayed teeth in Cypress, TX. Treating these issues now can actually help minimize more extensive treatment in the future. To find out more information about inlays and onlays, schedule an appointment with our team to get started improving your oral health.

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