An inlay restoration is custom made using composite material, gold, or tooth-colored porcelain.
It is securely bonded to prevent further decay and stabilize the surrounding tooth structure, and it resembles your natural tooth.
A porcelain inlay is made by a professional dental laboratory and is permanently cemented into the tooth by your Pleasanton CA East Bay Porcelain Inlay Dentist, Dr. John M. Gowey.
Inlays are indirect restorations, meaning that they are fabricated outside of the tooth, rather than poured into the cavity and left to harden.
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.
Reasons for inlay restorations:
- Broken or fractured teeth.
- Cosmetic enhancement.
- Decayed teeth.
- Fractured fillings.
- Large fillings.
What does getting an inlay involve?
An inlay procedure requires two dental appointments. At your first appointment impressions will be taken to ensure proper fit; this will be sent to a dental laboratory to fabricate your custom inlay and a temporary restoration.
While the tooth is numb, your Pleasanton CA East Bay Porcelain Inlay Professional, Dr. John M. Gowey, will remove the damaged or decaying area of the tooth. 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.
At your second appointment the temporary sealant is removed and your new inlay will be carefully and precisely cemented into place. Dr. Gowey may make a few adjustments to ensure a proper fit and that your bite is comfortable.
You will receive care instruction at the conclusion of your treatment. Good oral hygiene practices, a proper diet, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new inlay.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule a FREE Dental Consultation please complete the form on the right or contact the office of Pleasanton CA East Bay Porcelain Inlay Dentist, Dr. John M. Gowey at 925-271-9291 today!