Inlay Restoration

Inlay Restoration in NYC

An inlay restoration is a custom made filling made of composite material, gold, or tooth-colored porcelain. Central Park Dentistry specializes in inlay restoration in NYC for patients. It is made by a professional dental laboratory and is permanently cemented into the tooth by one of our dental experts. The restoration takes about 2-3 weeks to make, so a temporary inlay or onlay will be placed on the tooth.

During your inlay restoration visit to our dental clinic in NYC, our doctors will place the inlays into your mouth and set it with cement. Your tooth will look natural and hardly anyone else won’t be able to tell the difference – even you.

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?

The process for placing inlays and onlays generally requires two or more office visits. Initially, once the decay is remove. Your first appointment will include taking several highly accurate impressions (molds) that will be used to create your custom inlay and a temporary restoration.

While the tooth is numb, the dentist 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. A temporary filling will be applied to protect the tooth while your inlay is made by a dental laboratory.

For your second appointment, your new inlay will be carefully and precisely cemented into place by Central Park Dentistry. A few adjustments may be necessary to ensure a proper fit and that your bite is comfortable.

To learn more about the inlay restoration in NYC, please contact Central Park Dentistry to setup your initial consultation at his dental clinic.