Inlays provide an excellent alternative to using conventional crowns when it comes to restoring broken or damaged teeth.
Generally we recommend them when the tooth or teeth in question are broken down or if the filling in them is becoming too large. In this kind of instance large fillings can weaken the teeth resulting in them cracking and breaking.
Now very often instead of using a crown we will custom make an inlay, which in turn will both improve the appearance and the strength of the tooth.
This procedure usually requires just two visits – the first to prepare the tooth and specify the inlay, while on the second visit we will fit it to complete what is a sturdy and aesthetically pleasing repair.