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Hershey Dentist – Bhargav Patel, DMD - Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry

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Porcelain Inlays

What are porcelain inlays -?

Porcelain Inlays are custom-made porcelain fillings. Old-fashioned metal fillings look unsightly and gradually weaken a tooth. In fact, research shows metal fillings contribute to tooth fractures. Inlays and Onlays are permanently bonded to the tooth for added strength and a virtually undetectable restoration.

What are porcelain inlays-  made from?

Porcelain inlays and onlays are created from specially formulated, highly durable dental porcelain. Dr. Patel will use a shade of porcelain to match your natural tooth color, texture, and luminescence. Dental porcelain reacts to light in the same way that tooth enamel does – partly absorbing it and partly reflecting it. This gives it the same pearly looks as teeth have, making it invisible as a dental restoration.

What are the benefits of porcelain inlays ?

Unlike metal fillings, which can cause further damage to the tooth’s structure over time, inlays and onlays strengthen and improve tooth structure. Being bonded to the tooth, they become a part of that tooth and provide a stable, long-lasting, attractive solution for correcting tooth decay.

Why are metal fillings damaging to tooth structure?

Old-fashioned metal fillings are not bonded to the tooth like inlays- . Metal fillings stay in the tooth only because they are tightly packed into the cavity, putting outward pressure on the tooth’s periphery. Also, when hot or cold foods are consumed, they expand and contract in response to temperature changes. This repeatedly changes the pressure on the tooth, weakening surrounding tooth structure and eventually breaking it.

 
Office location
Hershey
HERSHEY DENTAL CARE
555 E.CHOCOLATE AVE,STE.101
HERSHEY,PA 17033

Time
Mon-Fri : 9AM to 6PM
Sat : 10AM to 4PM