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Inlay Restorations

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An Inlay Restoration is a custom made filling made of composite material, gold, or tooth-colored porcelain. 
It is made by a professional dental laboratory and is permanently cemented into the tooth by Dr. Arakelian.

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.
They are highly durable and long lasting, giving you a beautiful long lasting smile.


Reasons for Inlay Restorations:

  • Broken or fractured teeth.
  • Cosmetic enhancement.
  • Decayed teeth.
  • Fractured fillings.
  • Large fillings.

What does getting an Inlay involve?

A) An inlay procedure usually requires two appointments.  Your first appointment will include taking several highly accurate impressions (molds) that will be used to create your custom inlay and a temporary restoration.

B) While the tooth is numb, the dentist will remove any decay and/or old filling materials.  The space will then be thoroughly cleaned and carefully prepared, shaping the surface to properly fit an inlay restoration.  A temporary filling will be applied to protect the tooth while your inlay is made by a dental laboratory.

C) At your second appointment your new inlay will be carefully and precisely cemented into place.  A few adjustments may be necessary to ensure a proper fit and that your bite is comfortable.

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