Flintridge Dental Group

Porcelain and Composite Inlays

Porcelain and Composite Inlays

Inlays and Onlays

Porcelain and composite inlay are a custom fit fillings that are made in the laboratory. The first step is to clean the decay from the tooth and then the impressions are taken. These impressions are to be sent to the laboratory for further process. Meantime, space is filled with the temporary filling that can protect your tooth from any fracture of deterioration. The first type of inlay is porcelain inlay and it is colored in such a way that matches the tooth. Including being aesthetically pleasing there are some other major benefits of porcelain inlays like they are hard and stain resistant.

Contact Your La Cañada Flintridge Porcelain Veneer Specialist.

Composite inlays are the second type of inlays that are made of tooth colored. The composite inlay is very aesthetically pleasing as porcelain inlay. Porcelain and composite inlays are bonded safely to your teeth with special cement.

Porcelain and Composite Inlay (Inlays and Onlays)

Porcelain inlays and composite inlays can be the great alternative to any other fillings. Inlays and onlays require minimum two appointments with your dentist to complete the procedure. Inlays and Onlays have the distinguishing quality and characteristics that offer excellent defensive traits to your teeth that are damaged or need to be improved. Inlay and Onlay require very less oral preparation, as they are fabricated to defend your specific part of the tooth.

When you first visit your dentist, the filling is removed if applied or your decay area is cleaned. Then the area of your tooth is prepared to implement the inlay or onlay treatment. To make the exact fitting, the impressions are taken and send to the laboratory for the fabrication process. As your area is still empty and can be harmful to you, we apply a temporary sealant on your tooth and schedule your next visit with us.

During your second visit, we remove your temporary filling. Then we make sure that the inlay or onlay fits you correctly. After the complete satisfaction, the inlay or onlay is glued to bonded to your tooth with the strong resin.

The other advantages of porcelain inlays and onlays are:

  • Fit better and provide you more healthy gums
  • Less bacterial area
  • Fewer complications as compare to other fillings
  • Can provide the superior match to your natural tooth color

Porcelain Inlay and Composite Inlay Post Treatment Expectation

If we talk about the complications after treating inlays, then it is very common to feel some discomfort. We provide you the recommendations through which you can alleviate your discomfort. In case the symptoms are persisting for more than a few days you should consult your dentist immediately.

In some cases, the inlay could become loose. And in such case, you should consult your dentist.

In some cases, the inlay could become loose. And in such case, you should consult your dentist. proper brushing and flossing.
If you have any additional questions, please consult with the dentist at Flintridge Dental Group.