inlay restoration is a custom made filling made of composite material,
gold, or tooth-colored porcelain. Porcelain inlays are popular because
they resemble your natural tooth. A porcelain inlay is made by a
professional dental laboratory and is permanently cemented into the
tooth by your dentist.
Inlays can be utilized to conservativelyrepair teeth that have large defective fillings or have been damaged by decay or trauma. Inlays are an ideal alternative to conventional silver and composite fillings. Also, they are more conservative than crowns because less tooth structure is removed in the preparation of inlays.
with most dental restorations, inlays are not always permanent and may
someday require replacement. They are highly durable and will last
many years, giving you a beautiful long lasting smile.
Reasons for inlay restorations:
What does getting an inlay involve?
inlay procedure usually requires two appointments. Your first
appointment will include taking several highly accurate impressions
(molds) that will be used to create your custom inlay and a temporary
the tooth is numb, the dentist will remove any decay and/or old filling
materials. The space will then be thoroughly cleaned and carefully
prepared, shaping the surface to properly fit an inlay restoration. A
temporary filling will be applied to protect the tooth while your inlay
is made by a dental laboratory.
your second appointment your new inlay will be carefully and precisely
cemented into place. A few adjustments may be necessary to ensure a
proper fit and that your bite is comfortable.
will receive care instruction at the conclusion of your treatment.
Good oral hygiene practices, a proper diet, and regular dental visits
will aid in the life of your new inlay.
You are welcome to schedule an appointment today!