Same-Day Inlays and Onlays in Houston, TX

Categorized between a tooth-colored filling and a full crown, a dental inlay or onlay can restore a decayed or damaged tooth. A dental inlay is used on the back teeth, covering the indented center of a tooth, and an onlay covers the tooth's upper, rounded edges. Like dental crowns and fillings, onlays and inlays can be created in various materials — porcelain, metal, and composite resin. For added convenience, dental inlays and onlays can be made on a same-day basis in our modern dental practice in Houston, TX. Dr. Palmer can help patients understand fillings, crowns, inlays, and onlays so they can make the best choice for their dental needs at Palmer Dental Group of Houston.

After applying local anesthesia to numb the treatment area, Dr. Palmer will begin by cleaning out areas of decay. Other techniques of sedation may be used if you have anxiety or a powerful gag reflex. The enamel will be cleaned and Dr. Palmer will carefully place and bond it to your tooth as soon as your restoration has been created in our office. He will polish the edges or adjust the fit so your tooth is properly covered and your bite feels natural.

Inlays and onlays provide a range of advantages as less invasive and long-lasting oral restorations for broken or unhealthy teeth. The primary benefits of dental inlays and onlays are:

  • Provides a minimally invasive alternative to traditional dental crowns
  • Preserves more of your natural tooth structure compared to standard dental crown treatments
  • Withstands staining and discoloration
  • Offers resilience and lasting protection
  • Combines seamlessly with your existing teeth
  • Gives you a comfortable and functional bite
  • Decreases the potential of ongoing erosion or damage by covering the tooth
  • Improves the overall strength and integrity of the tooth

I had an exceptional experience at Dr. Palmer's dental practice. From the moment I walked in, I was greeted warmly and made to feel right at home. The office ambiance was modern and inviting, and the cleanliness was top-notch, which immediately put me at ease. Dr. Palmer and his dental hygienist, Victoria, were not only highly professional but also incredibly courteous throughout my visit. They took the time to explain each step of the process, ensuring I felt comfortable and informed at all times. What truly stood out to me was their attention to detail and their genuine care for their patients' well-being. One thoughtful touch that made my visit even more pleasant was the personalized welcome sign with my name on it—a small gesture that spoke volumes about their commitment to customer satisfaction. Additionally, being able to watch Netflix during my cleaning was a fantastic perk that helped me relax and feel more at ease. Overall, I couldn't be more satisfied with the level of service I received from Dr. Palmer and Victoria. I highly recommend this practice to anyone in search of quality dental care in a welcoming environment. Thank you, Dr. Palmer and Victoria, for your exceptional care!

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I truly loved everything, from the time I walked in Dr. Palmer office the secretary was amazing and her attitude was in great spirits and truly showed care as a professional should’ve. I truly recommend if you want excellence go to Dr. Palmer and you won’t be disappointed.

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Experience and treatment have been great. The entire office is friendly and have taken great care of me and met all my expectations!

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Staff is always friendly and smiling.

S.J. Google

Beautiful clean office inside. excellent work and very talented staff. Abbiel was excellent. Dr Palmer is so kind.

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Whether you choose an inlay or onlay, porcelain or metal, or direct or indirect, taking care of a decayed or damaged tooth before it becomes a debilitating and costly problem is essential to your oral health. To find out how onlays and inlays can help restore your mouth, book a consultation at Palmer Dental Group of Houston. Dr. Palmer and his Houston, TX team can help rejuvenate your oral health with the best treatment for your needs.

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