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Porcelain inlays are used to rebuild a tooth that has moderately broken down. A porcelain dental inlay is similar to a white filling, consisting of a layer of porcelain placed directly into a tooth. The result is a strong, long-lasting restoration that looks and feels natural.

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Porcelain Inlays

Porcelain inlays are a highly aesthetic cosmetic dentistry procedure used to replace lost or damaged tooth structure. If a crown is used to reconstruct a severely broken tooth, an inlay is used to reconstruct a moderately broken down tooth.

As compared to a crown, a porcelain inlay is placed into a tooth, rather than over it. In this way, a porcelain inlay preparation requires less removal of natural tooth than a crown preparation. The outcome of a porcelain inlay and crown alike is to restore a tooth that has been damaged by infection or breakage.

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Brisbane CBD Dentists Porcelain Inlays

Reconstructs Moderate Tooth Decay

Strengthens & Supports Tooth Structure

An Alternative to White Fillings

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Dental fillings that are made of porcelain all have the one common goal and outcome: reconstruct a broken down tooth in a way that protects it, prevents it from further breakdown and makes it look and feel natural. 

When a cavity in a tooth is minimal, the remaining tooth is still very solid and strong. In such a case, a white resin filling is sufficient to fill and seal the tooth. 

But if the cavity is moderate or large, the remaining tooth is hollow and vulnerable to future splitting. In these instances, a reconstruction made of porcelain is required to resolve these issues.

Porcelain crowns, porcelain inlays, porcelain veneers and porcelain bridges are used in dentistry to rebuild and beautify teeth and make them look, feel and function like natural 'unfilled' teeth.

What are the advantages of a porcelain inlays?

Porcelain inlays will last longer than traditional white resin fillings and will not shrink or expand with changes in temperature. As they are bonded to the tooth, the inlay looks, feels and functions just like your natural teeth.

Inlays are only required when teeth have weakened or cracked due to decay, infection or minor breakage. Our dentists will discuss your options and the advantages of each for your specific needs.

 

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Maintain a healthy tooth structure

Porcelain inlays fill cavities that only affect the central part of the chewing surfaces of your back teeth. Onlays, on the other hand, are a little larger in size. They repair both the central part of the chewing surface and one or more of the cusps (the raised points on edges nearest to your cheeks and your tongue).

To prepare for the porcelain restoration, your dentist will delicately remove any decay and carefully shape the cavity. Next, a detailed impression is taken and sent to our dental laboratory. The porcelain inlay will precisely fit the cavity, restoring strength and function to you tooth.

Once the restoration is ready, you will be notified and at this next appointment the inlay will be permanently bonded in place and should be virtually invisible.

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