What are white inlays ?
Porcelain inlays (tooth coloured) are restorations placed usually on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth.An inlay fits within the confines of the teeth. The procedure involves removing decayed tooth structure or old fillings, preparing the tooth cavity, taking an impression of the cavity to fabricate a custom-fit inlay or onlay. Two visits are required to complete the treatment.
What are the Benefits of porcelain inlays?
• More Conservative Treatment: As compared to a dental crown, inlays require less tooth reduction. Your dentist need only remove the compromised tissue before placing the restoration. Dental crowns, on the other hand, require your dentist to remove a more significant portion of your tooth to accommodate the restoration.’
• Natural-Looking Results: Inlays can replace old, worn amalgam restorations. Porcelain can be shade-matched to blend seamlessly with neighboring teeth and beautifully mimics the sheen of natural enamel. Porcelain is also stain-resistant, so you can feel confident that your restoration will remain bright and vibrant over time.
• Easy Care: Daily at-home care for inlays is no different than that of healthy, natural teeth. You should brush and floss daily and visit the dentist for biannual checkups to ensure your restoration is strong and secure. Should your inlay become loose, painful, crack, or fall out completely, contact your dentist as soon as possible to schedule a visit.
What are the outcomes of Inlays?
Inlays are durable — they’re made from tough, hard-wearing materials which last up to 30 years. They help to strengthen teeth by up to 75%, unlike traditional metal fillings which can actually reduce the strength of the teeth.