Inlays are used to reconstitute a heavily-damaged tooth. For example, an inlay can be used in lieu of a very large filling or if the tooth is fractured. It can also be used instead of resin- or amalgam-based repairs.
Inlays and dental technology
Thanks to CEREC technology, a ceramic inlay can be designed and produced in just one appointment. Using a digital impression of your tooth and computer-assisted design, the restoration is designed in 3D and sent to the dental clinic’s milling station. In just a few minutes, the restoration is ready to be installed.
This type of inlay is very solid and durable, in addition to being biocompatible.
Advantages of inlays:
- Superior durability when compared to amalgam fillings
- Esthetic results
- Solid and precise restoration
- Gives the tooth 90% of its original strength back
- Keeps most of your natural tooth healthy
Gold can also be used. Although the result won’t be as esthetic, gold is very strong and long-lasting