Dental Inlay Restorations
The inlay restorations at Martinez Dental Solutions are custom-made fillings made of composite material, gold, or tooth-colored porcelain. They are fabricated by a local, quality dental laboratory and then permanently cemented into the tooth by one of our dentists. Learn more about our dental inlays by requesting an appointment today.
Why Do I Need Dental Inlays?
Inlays can be utilized to conservatively repair teeth that have large defective fillings or have been damaged by decay or trauma. They are an ideal alternative to conventional silver and composite fillings. Dental inlays are more conservative than crowns because less of the tooth structure is removed when preparing to attach the inlays. As with most dental restorations, dental 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.
Different types of teeth damage may require an inlay:
- Broken or fractured teeth
- Cosmetic enhancement
- Decayed teeth
- Fractured fillings
- Large fillings
How Are Inlays Applied?
An inlay procedure usually requires two appointments. 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 a dental inlay restoration. A temporary filling will be applied to protect the tooth while the permanent inlay is being fabricated by a dental laboratory.
At your second appointment, your new inlay will be carefully and precisely cemented into place. A few adjustments may be necessary to ensure a proper fit and a comfortable bite. At the conclusion of your treatment, you will receive care instruction. Good oral hygiene practices, a proper diet, and regular dental visits will help prolong the life of your new dental inlay.
What Sets Us Apart?
- We have a multilingual staff to ensure every patient receives quality care geared toward restoring and enhancing their smile
- Our locally owned dental offices only use the highest quality materials, most advanced technology, and first-rate dentistry practices
- We follow strict sterilization techniques and cross-contamination prevention regulations as set by the American Dental Association (ADA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Center for Disease Control (CDC)
Martinez Dental Solutions: Serving Jacksonville Since 2006
For expert dental inlays, request an appointment today. We serve Jacksonville and the local areas of Atlantic Beach, Jacksonville Beach, Orange Park, Riverside, and all surrounding communities. Allow us to restore your smile with our cleaning and preventative services, dental exams, dental restorations, and cosmetic dentistry including composite fillings, onlays, crowns, fixed bridges, dental implants, and porcelain veneers.Request Appointment