Do you have a decaying tooth or a recent injury to your teeth that needs to be fixed? When this happens, you might wonder what treatment you need to restore the damage. “Fillings” is a term that gets used generally. However, you are really looking at a few certain types of treatment options when you need one. Please keep reading to learn about porcelain inlays and if they might be the right option for you. Then give us a call right away to set up a free consultation with our Calgary dentist.
What are Porcelain Inlays?
When you need restorative dental care, you might discuss the option of getting a porcelain inlay for your cavities. What these achieve is they give you the filling you need specifically inside of your tooth. They are generally used on teeth that have newly started to decay and have not ruined more than the outside of your tooth.
It is, as you may have guessed by the name, made of porcelain. The procedure is usually very simple and does not cause a lot of discomfort. You will have the area numbed by your dentist. They will then clean out your cavity and the area surrounding it. This will involve a drill. From there, your dentist will make an impression of the area for the porcelain inlay to be placed. Porcelain inlays will match the color of your tooth, so it is not noticeable as the metal fillings.
Taking Care of Your Porcelain Inlays
If you want to have long-lasting restorative work, you need to take care of your teeth. Getting the proper care for your teeth after having inlays done will ensure that they are intact, and they remain in place. Right after you get this treatment done, you need to stay away from any sticky foods that could dislodge the filling while it is fresh and still is setting. That would include foods like taffy, gum, etc.
We know that, even if you take care of your teeth religiously, your teeth can still get damaged or even cavities. It is important that you see a dentist regularly to get your teeth checked.
There is a list of criteria that you need to meet before you can get porcelain inlays. They are as follows:
- Your tooth is broken, decaying, or has a fracture on top
- You do not need the tooth pulled
- It has not affected the cusp of the tooth
Call Our Office Today
If you want to learn more about our porcelain inlays, please call our Calgary dentist right away to set up a free consultation. Do not delay as untreated cracks in the teeth or cavities can turn into much worse problems for you. We would be glad to take your call and give you the treatment that you need to start feeling better.