They are also called inlay and onlays. Especially for the teeth with huge material loss, they are preferred to have a longer life of restoration. It is the type of filling in which aesthetically best results are obtained.
They are not made in the oral cavity like other fillings. As a whole, they are more precise because they are produced under laboratory conditions. It has a longer life compared to other aesthetic filling materials and systems. Its surface is highly polished and that’s why it does not allow bacteria to adhere, so they are hygienic.
Porcelain fillings are relatively expensive because they are produced by precise laboratory methods. Due to the production of restorations, they may require a second session for bonding.
After cleaning the caries and preparing the tooth, the dentist will take an impression from the tooth with silicone or a digital scanner. The model is obtained from these impressions in the laboratory and restoration which is designed with 3D digital systems are adapted to this model. This restoration (inlay / onlay) fits into the cavity of the prepared tooth. Finally, the dentist bonds this restoration to the tooth with a light-curing resin-based adhesive cements.
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