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Dental Inlays treatment in East Gwillimbury, near Newmarket ON

Porcelain dental inlays are a custom restoration that is bonded to the natural structure of the tooth to restore cracks, gaps, or other issues with the tooth. Porcelain is a strong ceramic material that has characteristics closely resembling tooth enamel, allowing us to make the restoration look natural within the smile. If you are in the East Gwillimbury, or Newmarket, ON area and need dental inlay treatment, give us a call today.

What are dental inlays?

Often called an indirect filling, inlays, are a premade filling that fits within the cusps of the teeth. They are used to restore a tooth that needs substantial repair after a large area of decay or a traumatic injury. When the area has damage that is more extensive, involving the cusps of the teeth, it is called an onlay.

Inlays are made from a porcelain material that is matched to the natural color of the teeth. Impressions are taken and then sent to a laboratory for custom fabrication of the restoration. Inlays are considered a more durable than white fillings made of composite resin.

What problems will inlays address?

Your dentist may recommend an inlay in the following situations:

  • A tooth that has been broken or experienced decay that does not affect the cusps
  • The decay or damage is severe enough to necessitate a large dental filling
  • The severity of the issue will not leave enough tooth structure in place to support a dental crown

Preventing the need for inlays

While not every instance of inlays can be prevented, good oral hygiene is key to preventing the need for many restorations. Always make sure to brush the teeth at least twice every day and floss daily. Consider using an antibacterial mouthwash to further prevent plaque buildup. Consuming a healthy diet low in sugar and carbohydrates can also help keep teeth healthy. And lastly, maintaining routine dental exams at Harvest Hills Dental Care allows us to identify the early signs of decay so it can be treated with a simple white filling.

To learn more about the restorations available at Harvest Hills Dental Care in East Gwillimbury, ON, please give us a call at (365) 659-1008.

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