Why use dental inlays?
This very simple and quick procedure is used to strengthen a tooth that has a large filling, protect a tooth with a deep cavity, or restore a damaged tooth. Because the inlay is custom-made with porcelain, it is even stronger than amalgam or composite resin fillings. Moreover, it is less invasive than a dental crown, and thus cheaper!
Generally, we use dental inlays to preserve the structure of an intact molar or premolar, maintain its appearance, and strengthen it when it is weakened. This way, complications such as a tooth fracture can be delayed or avoided. With this method, we can avoid more invasive treatments such as a crown or a root canal. The procedure is very simple. A digital impression of the filed-down tooth is taken to make the inlay. Once the inlay is complete, it is inserted into place, and then cemented and adjusted.