Restorations – Inlay Restorations
An inlay restoration is a custom made filling made of composite resin material, gold, or tooth-colored porcelain. Traditionally, these were made by a professional dental laboratory and then cemented into the tooth by the dentist, this process involving two visits. Today at Creative Dental Solutions, we use CEREC, the digital impressioning and CAD/CAM process that allows Dr. Sevey to fabricate and place esthetic and high strength resin or porcelain inlays in a single visit.
Inlays can be utilized to conservatively repair 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.
As 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:
- Broken or fractured teeth.
- Cosmetic enhancement.
- Decayed teeth.
- Fractured fillings.
- Large fillings.
For more information on dental inlays in Bangor Maine, contact Creative Dental Solutions today!