New Patients Always Welcome

New Patients Always Welcome

Gentle Care

Inlays & Onlays

Accepting New Patients | Open Evenings

We provide gentle and compassionate care in a friendly environment. We always focus on evidence based diagnosis, patient education, and working with you to build a treatment plan that aligns with your oral health goals.
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Why Choose Us?


We’re accepting new patients and can help with dental emergencies. Give us a call or send us an email to book an appointment.

Comprehensive Dentistry

We offer a full range of general, family, cosmetic, restorative, and emergency dentistry.

We’re Gentle

We always focus on gentle techniques and use advanced equipment to ensure your comfort.

Insurance & Fees

All of our services are priced competitively and many of our services are covered by popular insurance plans.

Covered by Dental Insurance - We are In-Network!

And Many More!

Inlays & Onlays

Dental restorations are sometimes made outside of the oral cavity, and the most common example of these would be a dental crown or a dental bridge. However, there are other, less invasive restorative options available: inlays and onlays.

Think of an inlay or an onlay as an intermediary between a direct restoration, and a crown. They’re fabricated outside of the oral cavity but fit onto the surface of the tooth as a direct restoration would.

You probably have a lot of questions, but don’t worry – at Pearl Dental, we do our best to educate patients about their condition and curate treatment plans to best suit our patients’ wants and needs.

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Insurance & Payments

Most of our treatments are covered by popular insurance plans. Give us a call with your insurance details and we’ll help you determine your coverage. After your treatment, we collect payment from you and will help you submit your insurance claim.

No Insurance, No Problem!

All of our treatments are priced competitively and we offer our own in-house dental plans to ensure you can maintain excellent oral health in a cost-effective manner.

We’ve also partnered with Cherry as a buy now, pay-later financing approach.

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Ask us Anything…

Have a question or want to learn more? Give us a call or send us an email, we’d love to get the conversation started.

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Direct Restoration Versus Indirect Restoration

The name probably gives it away: a direct restoration is made inside of the oral cavity. The most common example would be a direct amalgam or composite filling. A dentist prepares a tooth surface to receive a direct restoration in a single visit.

An indirect restoration, on the other hand, is made outside of the oral cavity; and takes at least two visits to the dentist’s office. During the first visit, your dentist takes an impression of the oral cavity for complete fabrication in a laboratory. During the second visit, the restoration created in the lab is then cemented onto the prepared tooth surface.

Choosing Between A Filling And An Indirect Restoration

A tooth that has been damaged or decayed would eventually require a restoration. However, whether that restoration is a direct one or an indirect one depends upon the following factors:

  • The extent of damage or decay
  • Remaining tooth structure
  • Status of the supporting structures
  • Cost effectiveness
  • Previous dental history
  • Oral hygiene habits
  • Opposing occlusal forces

If a tooth is damaged or decayed beyond a reasonable extent – that is, the damage wouldn’t allow a filling to hold up inside of the cavity- an indirect restoration is typically recommended.

Direct restorations and dental fillings are often selected for minimally damaged cases, where there is enough natural tooth support to keep the filling firmly inside of the cavity.

In other instances, an indirect restoration is recommended if you’ve already received a direct restoration, but still have recurrent decay.

Inlays Versus Onlays

Break the words down: in-lay, and on-lay: onlays are larger than inlays and are more invasive. An inlay is an indirect restoration that rests inside of the tooth structure, and are mostly limited to pits and fissures – that is, deep within the confines of the tooth. An onlay, on the other hand, is an indirect restoration that rests on the tooth structure. They’re placed over the cusps of the tooth.

Another key difference between the two is their ability to withstand the forces applied on a tooth by an opposing tooth. An onlay has greater load-bearing capacity than an inlay.

Both inlays and onlays distribute occlusal stresses over their surface to keep the damaged teeth from additional stresses.

Smile with Pearl Dental

Dental treatment plans aren’t straightforward – there are several treatment options available. While it might sound daunting, our team at Pearl Dental will guide you through the entire process, help choose the perfect option for your case, and answer any query you have throughout the way.

We’re Different!

Our Promise to You

We promise to always put YOU first!

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You’re the Boss

Honest, Non-Pushy Dentistry

Our job is to show you what we see in your mouth, educate you on your options, and let you make the best decision for yourself. We never push unnecessary treatments and always give you options.

Give us a Call!

The first step to better oral health is giving us a call to book an appointment.

Initial Visit

During your first visit we will take some X-Rays and give you a tour of your mouth with our intra oral cameras. Then, we’ll learn about your oral health goals and give you any applicable treatment options.

Next Visit

Once you know what is going on inside of your mouth, you make the treatment decisions that are best for you. We will never be pushy or recommend treatment that you don’t need.

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New Patients are always welcomed at our practice!

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