What is a dental inlay?
The inlay is a partial restoration of the tooth.
Is defined indirect restoration because it is made "on the table" outside the patient's mouth and subsequently with an adhesive bonding method is "joined" to the tooth.
When it is indicated to perform a dental inlay?
Dental inlays are used primarily for the reconstruction of the premolars and molars is of upper and lower jaw.
When the size of the tooth surface to be reconstructed is so broad as to make it difficult or inconvenient to run conventional a filling, inlay enables optimal anatomical reconstruction of the tooth.
Rebuilding the tooth with an inlay the chewing surface (occlusal surface) can be restored in keeping with the trend of the chewing surfaces of teeth that are opposite dental arch and points of contact with neighboring teeth can be recreated perfectly avoiding all the drawbacks that derive from the food accumulations between a tooth and the other.
The best material for the construction of the inlays is gold but today for aesthetic reasons is always used more rarely. In modern dentistry inlays are manufactured using materials which reproduce the white color of the tooth like ceramic materials (lithium disilicate) composite resins.
How many sessions are needed in the studio to make it happen?
For the creation of an inlay need at least two sessions; the first session is dedicated to the preparation of the tooth, and the impression is taken. And 'so possible the realization of a plaster model on which the technician can perform the inlay construction.
The next session, which takes place when the inlay is ready, is dedicated to its cementation (inlay union al dente).
Meanwhile on the treated tooth is put a temporary material.