Fillings and crowns – two popular, and sometimes intimidating, terms in the world of a cosmetic dentist in Fort Lauderdale. But, if you’re looking for a conservative alternative, inlays are an option you may want to discuss with your dentist.
Inlays are a form of tooth restoration and involve a getting a custom filling. Inlays can be made of composite material, gold or porcelain. But, for a natural look, porcelain is a great option because it can match your tooth color.
Inlays can restore a variety of dental concerns. But, broken or decayed teeth, fractured or large fillings and cosmetic enhancement are among the top reasons to get an inlay. ComThis is a more reserved option compared to fillings and crowns because less of the original tooth structure is removed in preparation.
Two reservations with one of our dentists are typically necessary to complete the inlay procedure. In your first meeting, your dentist will take an impression of your tooth. Laboratory workers will customize your inlays. Then, the tooth or teeth affected, will be numbed and decay or past fillings and crowns will be removed. A temporary filling will protect your tooth/teeth.Your dentist will cement the inlay onto your tooth at your second dental visit. Your dentist will ensure that it fits well and your bite is comfortable.
TLC Dental can provide you the best smile solutions for your situation. So, contact us today to make a reservation with a talented cosmetic dentist in Fort Lauderdale to discuss if you’re a candidate for inlays!