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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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.