Sandra Calleros, DDS

310-414-9564

Porcelain Inlays

An inlay restoration is a custom made filling made of tooth-colored porcelain.  Porcelain inlays are popular because they resemble your natural tooth.  A porcelain inlay is made using one-visit CEREC technology and is permanently cemented into the tooth by Dr. Calleros or Dr. Raymer.

Inlays can be utilized to conservatively repair teeth that have large defective fillings or have been damaged by decay or trauma.  Inlays are an ideal alternative to conventional silver and composite fillings.  Also, they are more conservative than crowns because less tooth structure is removed in the preparation of inlays.

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 only requires one appointment with our Cerec CAD/CAM technology!

While the tooth is numb, Dr. Calleros or Dr. Raymer will remove any decay and/or old filling materials.  The space will then be thoroughly cleaned and carefully prepared, shaping the surface to properly fit an inlay restoration.  Dr. Calleros or Dr. Raymer will then image the crown with her CEREC computer and mill the restoration at the office while you are in the chair!  No more temporaries or goopy impression material.

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.

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