A dental inlay is a conservative way to restore or repair a tooth from defective fillings, decay or trauma. An Inlay is a custom fabricated filling made of composite, gold or porcelain. This is usually the chosen method if the tooth decay or fracture is so extensive that a direct restoration, such as amalgam or composite, would compromise the structural integrity of the tooth mess up your bite.
We utilize Cerec in our practice, so inlays are finished in just one appointment. We first remove the defect or decay. A digital scan is taken and sent to our 3D milling machine to create the inlay. We then insert and adjust the inlay and provide instructions for care. Good oral hygiene and habits along with routine dental visits will help in the longevity of any dental work or restorations.