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The biting surfaces of your back teeth play an important role in helping to grind and chew the foods you consume. Unfortunately, the deep occlusal textures on these teeth can sometimes trap bacterial deposits with the potential to eventually cause tooth decay.

If a cavity does develop on the biting surface of a premolar or molar, and it’s caught early Dr. David Umansky might be able to repair the tooth and restore your normal oral function by installing an inlay dental filling.  

This special dental filling is typically created from gold or dental grade porcelain to repair a cavity that is limited to the biting surface.

If the area of tooth decay also compromises another surface of a tooth, Dr. David Umansky might recommend using an onlay dental filling.

Once the appropriate dental filling has been created in a dental lab, it will be carefully cemented in place with a special dental adhesive. This will complete the treatment process and restore the basic function of the tooth.

If you live in the Humble, Texas, area and you have noticed a problem with one of your molars or premolars, you should call 281-446-4700 to have it examined and treated at Aesthetic Dentistry Associates’s dental offices.