Posted on Oct 20, 2014
If one or more of your teeth have become slightly damaged due to decay, a fracture, or a filling, then your Belmont Dental professional may recommend that inlays be used in order to restore your smile. Inlays are similar to crowns in the way that they cover the compromised tooth, however, unlike crowns, they only restore a segment of the tooth and are therefore only used when the damage is not extensive. In order to create and apply the inlay, your Belmont Dental team will request that you come in for two separate appointments. During your first visit, we will fit you for the inlay, remove any excess decay, and provide you with a temporary restoration.Once we have received your custom made inlay, we will place it into your mouth using cement and instruct you on the best way to care for your new inlay. You can anticipate your inlay to last for many years, which is just one of the benefits that this restorative procedure has to offer. As your periodontist or general dentist will share, other advantages to inlays include the natural appearance they offer to a smile and their durability.