If a tooth is damaged, for example through decay, inlays are used to close the hole. They can be used if the tooth is not so damaged that a crown or bridge is required. Their advantage over conventional plastic or amalgam fillings is that they can be perfectly adapted to the tooth and the transition to the natural tooth is not visible.
In contrast to conventional fillings, at least two visits to the dentist are required to complete the treatment. First, the tooth is ground down and cleaned. After that the tooth is measured, either by taking an impression or by scanning the tooth.
The dental technician then makes the inlay based on these measurements. Care is taken to ensure that the colour matches the existing teeth. In the second appointment, the inlay can be set in the existing tooth and anchored. The dentist must be extremely accurate here in positioning the inlay so that the transition between the natural tooth and inlay is as minimal as possible. This transition is then sealed, so that the difference is practically invisible.
Our dentists know what high professional standards they set and how reliable the quality is that they achieve. It is therefore natural for us to provide a guarantee for prosthetic work and inlays that extends far beyond the two years required by law.
If you would like more information on the procedure in your individual case, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to provide advice on your particular case in a personal meeting.
Ceramic inlays are the only inlays that can be fully adapted to the natural tooth and are practically identical to it. Visually, they shine and reflect light in the same way as a natural tooth. They retain their colour over many years. In addition, ceramic does not conduct heat and cold.
This type of inlay has been used for many years. Gold is an excellent material for this purpose because it does not oxidise, is stable and lasts for more than 20 years. However, this option does have some visual drawbacks. In contrast to ceramic inlays, the transition from natural tooth to inlay can always be clearly seen. As a result, gold inlays are mainly used in the molars, where they are not so noticeable.
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