Inlays and Crowns
What is an Inlay?
An inlay is different to a tooth crown, it is a very strong filling that is made to the exact shape of the hole you have in your tooth, rather like a jigsaw piece and it is glued in place. It is therefore a very long-lasting strong solution for most large holes caused by decay.
What is an inlay made of?
An inlay can be made out of several materials, for instance porcelain, white composite material or gold.
What are tooth crowns?
A crown may a suitable solution when the tooth is very broken down. A tooth crown is similar to a jacket like covering which fits over the tooth and is glued into place. Once finished, the crown looks just like an ordinary tooth and like an inlay, will need to be prepared by the dentist in order to ensure it is the best possible fit.
What are tooth crowns made of?
Crowns are made of a variety of different materials including porcelain, gold and zirconia. Your dentist will discuss the best option depending on the strength needed and whether you would like a cosmetic option.
For more information on inlays and tooth crowns, do not hesitate to contact us.