Inlay Restorations

An inlay restoration is a custom made filling made of composite material, gold, or tooth-colored porcelain in order to repair broken or fractured fillings, decayed teeth or fractured fillings.

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.

Porcelain Inlays:

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Inlays usually require a couple of appointments. They are made by a professional dental laboratory and are permanently cemented into the tooth by the dentist.

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.