Advance restorative dentistry involves effective tooth restoration techniques, with a conservative approach. When a tooth can't be preserved any further through a filling but hasn't degenerated to the extent of needing a crown, inlay restoration procedures are often regarded as one of the most conservative options available.
Inlays are a dental restoration procedure that involves the crafting of a custom-made filling material to accommodate for a portion of your tooth that needs to be removed. Inlays are fixed permanently into the tooth by your dentist.
An inlay procedure normally includes two appointments. Your first appointment will involve obtaining various, highly accurate impressions or molds of your teeth for creating your tailor-made inlay and a temporary restoration. The dentist will also thoroughly clean the area of any decay and/or old filling materials, and carefully shape the surface to place an inlay restoration correctly. During your second appointment, the dentist will carefully and precisely fix your new inlay into place. Following a few required adjustments, you get a proper fit and a comfortable bite.
You will get care instruction at the end of your treatment. Make sure to practice good oral hygiene, a sound diet, and regular dental checkups to aid in the longevity of your new inlay.
Persons suffering from the following conditions are the right candidates for inlay restorations:
Inlay restorations are the best solutions to conservatively repair teeth which have large imperfect fillings or have been ruined by decay or trauma. These are a perfect alternative to traditional silver and composite fillings because they are generally created using composite material, tooth-colored porcelain, or gold. Additionally, since inlays require less tooth structure removal for the preparation, they are more conservative than crowns.
Inlays may occasionally need replacement. However, they are an extremely durable and long-lasting solution to your beautiful and healthy smile.
At Reign Dental, we offer precisely color-matched, standard materials for dental restorations. Once our dentists prepare and bond your inlay at the required position, it will blend smoothly into your smile, like any other natural tooth. We provide superior and comfortable inlays and onlays to give you an easy and long-lasting restoration.
Call us at (253) 927-5501 (Milton Office) or (206) 946-6471 (Shoreline office) to schedule your appointment with the expert team at Reign Dental and get the best restorative dentistry treatments including inlays.