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Inlay: dental filling produced by the dental technician

Dental Inlay

It is very important that you brush your teeth regularly because the leftovers stick to the surface of your teeth and this will be decayed by bacteria that spread out in the mouth. During this process acids are created that damage the adamantine or even the soft dentin layer and can also damage the inner parts of the teeth. This is the process of caries that points at the beginning discolouring of the adamantine out. In the initial stage only dental investigation can discover and confirm this. In the later stage the patient can have dull toothache and can possibly recognize a black hole. If the patient goes to the dentist in time, the tooth can be saved with a simple filling. Otherwise this is only possible with a root filling.

Tasks before the treatment

Before making a dental inlay a thorough dental examination and an x-ray are accomplished in any case. In addition the dentist clears the patient over the planned interference, anaesthesia, used materials up and also about the possible side-effects. It is important that the patient eats something before the intervention, because after the local anaesthesia you can not eat until the numbness is away (about 3-4 hours).

The process of making inlays

The inlay is a type of dental filling, which is more precise than the aesthetic filling. It is made due to an imprint and within two dental appointments. After the local anaesthesia the dentist removes the carious parts from the tooth cavity with a dental drill and he makes an imprint of the preconceived cavity. After that the patient receives a provisional filling in the tooth cavity. At the next appointment the dentist removes the provisional filling and sticks the filling produced by the dental technician in. The inlays can be made from different materials.

Gold inlay

The gold inlay is the best filling produced by the dental technician. One advantage of the gold inlay is that it can be nestled to the teeth. Gold inlay belongs to the long-lived fillings. The gold doesn’t change colour. The disadvantage of the gold is that it is expensive and a few patients don’t like the aesthetic impression/effect.

Gold-ceramic inlay

The advantage of this type of filling is that it is aesthetic because the visible parts of it are made from porcelain and only the edges are made of gold. The gold-ceramic inlay doesn’t change colour.

Plastic inlay

The advantage of this type of filling is that the edges of it are precise. The dentist sticks the inlay with a special glue in the tooth cavity. Side-effects after the treatment Cold-warmth sensitivity can occur (maximum for 1-2 weeks) and also while biting a sensitivity can appear (maximum for one week). The puncture of the injection can be as well sensitive for 1-2 days.