Sugar Land Veneers and Implants

Dental Inlays

Dental inlays are a more conservative approach to tooth restoration than full crowns. The are used to repair rear teeth that have mild to moderate tooth decay, or for cracked teeth where the damage does not warrant a dental crown. Porcelain, composite resin and sometimes gold are used to create inlays. Inlays refer to those procedures where the bonded material limited to the center of the tooth.

What are the benefits of inlays?
Natural look: Inlays have a natural tooth color that makes them virtually invisible compared to metal fillings.
Great fit: Inlays will not expand or contract based on temperature like metal fillings.
Longevity: Inlays can last up to thirty years, longer than any other type of filling. 
Minimal tooth structure removed: Inlays require the minimal removal of a tooth’s surface, helping to preserve the maximum amount of healthy tooth structure while restoring decayed or damaged areas.

How it’s done
Typically, two visits are required for the placements of inlays. In the first visit, Dr. Malik will take an impression of your tooth, which will be sent to a lab to create the permanent inlay. Before you leave, she will fit your tooth with a temporary inlay to keep the tooth protected between visits. During your second visit, Dr. Malik will remove the temporary protective material and fit your tooth with the permanent inlay received from the lab.