With locations in Crestview, Pensacola, Mary Esther and Santa Rosa Beach, Comfort Dental Care and Orthodontics offers porcelain inlays to local residents who need an indirect dental restoration fitted to address a cavity where the cusps of your tooth haven’t sustained any damage.
What Are Porcelain Inlays?
Porcelain inlays are hard; custom manufactured inserts that are usually placed in larger cavities and areas where there is less tooth structure. Porcelain inlays are used to restore damaged or decayed rear teeth. Porcelain has become increasingly popular for inlays due to its strength and color, which can potentially match the natural color of your teeth.
A porcelain inlay can be utilized when there is no damage to the cusps of your tooth, and the inlay can be placed directly on the tooth. These pieces are bonded to the damaged area of the tooth, and the porcelain inlay then provides structure and support inside the cusp tips of the tooth.
What Are the Benefits of Porcelain Inlays?
Unlike metal fillings, porcelain inlays strengthen your tooth and match the white color. Traditional fillings have the downside that they can reduce the strength of a natural tooth by a significant amount, and as an alternative, inlays that are bonded directly onto the tooth using special high-strength resins, which can actually increase the strength of a tooth by up to 75%. As a result, porcelain inlays can last from ten to thirty years.
What is the Procedure for Porcelain Inlays?
First, true to our name Comfort Dental Care and Orthodontics, we always work to make sure that your comfort is assured for a completely comfortable and pain-free procedure. Any decayed area of your tooth is removed and then a mold of your tooth is taken, captured digitally, and sent to a dental lab where a restoration is made from porcelain, which typically takes about 2-3 weeks to custom manufacture. During that time, a temporary inlay is placed on your tooth. During your follow-up visit, the permanent inlay will be placed into your mouth, set with dental cement and polished, so that your tooth will look completely natural.
How Much Do Porcelain Inlays Cost?
Our patient advocates will work with you to customize a treatment plan that fits your budget, needs and expectations. Dental insurance can help you to cover many of the costs of porcelain inlays, though Comfort Dental Care and Orthodontics also works to provide patients with convenient financing options through CareCredit® and OrthoBanc®.
Why Choose Comfort Dental Care And Orthodontics?
Porcelain inlays can strengthen your teeth and offer tremendous value in that they can last for up to three decades. For this procedure, choose Comfort Dental Care and Orthodontics, where you have all the experts under one roof utilizing the latest innovations in dental care technology to optimize your oral health.
What to Expect During Your Consultation
Contact us now to set up your porcelain inlays consultation. During your initial porcelain inlays consultation, we will meticulously examine your teeth then address any issues that are of concern to you, with a focus on listening, hearing and understanding your needs. A thorough exam can include digital X-rays and the use of advanced diagnostic imaging technology to identify visually imperceptible oral health pathologies.
Contact our Crestview, Pensacola, or Santa Rosa Beach location to schedule an appointment to discuss porcelain inlays treatment.