A dental inlay, in essence, is a custom made filling which is made in a dental laboratory and is permanently cemented into your tooth. In the appropriate circumstances, inlays serve as an ideal alternative to conventional fillings, as they can conservatively repair teeth with large defective fillings or decay. Much less tooth structure has to be removed for inlay preparations making them much more conservative than dental crowns. These restorations are highly durable and will last for many years to come, providing that proper home care instructions are closely followed.
Dental inlays are generally completed in 2 visits as preparation, impression making for the dental laboratory and temporization is done at the first visit, while insertion of your custom made inlay is done at the second visit. Like many other dental restorations, inlays may need to eventually be replaced or re-cemented due to normal wear of artificial materials
You will receive care instructions 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 Restoration.
If you have any questions or concerns about Inlay Restorations, please don't hesitate to discuss them with your Dentist in the office or call Dental Arts of Boynton Beach at (561) 767-9595