Ceramic inlays are a form of dental restoration that is used to repair a decayed, chipped, or cracked tooth. Often referenced in conjunction with “onlays” (which are used to correct damage extending to the biting surface), inlays are used to repair the portion of the tooth between the raised points on the biting surface. Dr. Anup Naik and the entire Cosmetic and Family Dentistry of Las Colinas team believe in providing patients with treatment options that will revitalize their oral health in a natural, aesthetically pleasing manner. Our ceramic inlays do just that.

As with many other dental procedures, materials, and techniques, inlays have undergone a drastic transformation over the years. Today they are safe, effective, and natural-looking. Ceramic dental inlays are a type of restoration that not only look like natural teeth and can fix an existing tooth that is too damaged to support a tooth filling, but they work to prevent further damage. Inlays cover up the chewing surface between the cusps (the space in-between those raised points on the biting surface we mentioned earlier). While ceramic is our material of choice for inlays, it should be noted that there are other materials used for this type of restoration, including gold, tooth-colored composite resin, and porcelain. We are advocates for ceramic inlays, in large part because they are the most natural-looking option.


As we’ve mentioned, ceramic inlays are used to replace a portion of a tooth that has been lost or damaged due to injury or decay. They work to restore the tooth and surrounding area, while at the same time maintaining the integrity of the tooth’s structure. Ceramic inlays are made from a much stronger and compatible material, which means they will last much longer and withstand regular wear and tear for many years to come. In the past, many patients complained of irritation and other issues associated with the material used for inlays. By using an all-ceramic material, we no longer have to worry about any irritation to the gum tissue or surrounding area. Ceramic inlays will work to restore a patient’s chewing strength and keep your natural tooth structure in place.

Ceramic inlays may be more appropriate for some patients than others. As a general rule, those who have cusps of teeth that need to be supported or those who are interested in a more conservative treatment than dental crowns should inquire about ceramic inlays. We encourage you to contact our Irving dental clinic today with any questions regarding ceramic inlays and to find out if they are right for you.


Dr. Naik is a perfectionist and, as one of the top 10 dentists in the greater Dallas-Fort Worth area, is committed to providing his patients with options that will get at the root of the problem and leave them with a happy and healthy smile. Over the years Dr. Naik has heavily invested in his technology and education, which when used together, are an unstoppable force. Here at Cosmetic and Family Dentistry of Las Colinas, we focus on relationship building and ensuring our patients are happy and comfortable with their dental experiences. The entire staff at our Irving dental clinic is willing to go above and beyond, whether you are in for a ceramic inlay, root canal therapy, tooth whitening, or regular cleaning.

To learn more about our Dallas ceramic inlay services, please do not hesitate to contact us today. We are happy to discuss your options with you and will do everything we can to ensure you understand what option is best for your needs.