Porcelain Inlays Lake Elsinore
Inlay restorations are custom made dental fillings that are made of composite materials, tooth colored porcelain or gold. However, porcelain inlays are quite popular because they resemble natural tooth formation and color. Porcelain inlays are made by dental professionals in laboratories and are permanently cemented into a tooth by a certified dentist. Dental inlays are used to repair teeth with large defective fillings or teeth that are damaged by trauma or decay. Hence, they are ideal alternatives to conventional composite and silver fillings.
Inlay restoration is important if you have;
- Decayed teeth
- Fractured or broken teeth
- Fractured fillings
- Large fillings
- When you need cosmetic enhancements
Getting an Inlay Restoration
A successful porcelain inlay restorations requires two dentist appointments. During the first appointment, highly accurate molds are taken and used to create your custom porcelain inlay and a temporary inlay restoration. The temporary inlay is used to protect your tooth as the porcelain inlay is prepared in a Lake Elsinore dental laboratory. The dentist numbs the tooth cleans old fillings and decay matter, carefully prepares and shapes the surface to ensure that the inlay fits perfectly.
During the second appointment, the temporary inlay is removed and the new porcelain inlay is placed. It is shaped and cemented into place to ensure that it does not inhibit activities like; chewing or drinking. A proper and balanced diet, dental hygiene and regular dentist visits will prolong the life of your porcelain inlay.