Dental Inlays

The ceramic or composite dental inlays have replaced the old amalgams or gray dental fillings which, in addition to having a very bad aesthetic impact, contained 50% mercury causing severe problems linked to the thyroid, kidneys, liver, heart and other tissues. The inlays are fillings which are carried out in the clinic and are then cemented into the previously prepared cavities of the tooth.
The tooth is prepared as for a filling which is performed by the dental laboratory instead of being carried out by the dentist. Later on, the inlay is cemented into the cavity over a second session in the clinic. The inlays have a better aesthetic, a high precision in closing with the tooth, are long-lasting and provide a much better protection to the teeth.

My clinical cases

Recovery the function and the aesthetics of molar teeth
Patient’s request

The patient wanted to recover from a severely compromised function and aesthetics of his molar teeth.

Treatment and results

After recovering a healthy teeth structure, by eliminating the extra gum tissue, the two teeth were devitalized. After taking a dental impression, we went on to make two full ceramic inlays that gave a perfect result in terms of function and aesthetics.

Creation of inlays in ceramic
Patient’s request

The patient wanted to recover the integrity of the molar and premolar teeth that had been reconstructed with old amalgam fillings and gold inlays. The teeth had cavities, they were fractured, which had led to a bad function and aesthetics.

Treatment and results

After eliminating the old dental dam (protective sheet), a dental impression was taken in order to create perfect all-ceramic inlays, which in the end gave a perfect result in terms of function and aesthetics.

Prepared premolar tooth recovery
Patient’s request

The patient wanted to recover his premolar tooth which had a deep fracture.

Treatment and results

The tooth was devitalized and reconstructed with an integral ceramic inlay that was made after taking a precision impression.

Recover function and aesthetics of molar teeth
Patient’s request

The patient wanted to recover the integrity of his first molar tooth that had been reconstructed with an old filling in fractured composite. He also wanted to replace the amalgam restoration full of cavities on the second molar tooth.

Treatment and results

After having recovered the integrity of the first molar tooth through a minimally invasive intervention of the gingival tissue, the tooth was devitalized and prepared to be reconstructed with a full ceramic inlay, which returned a perfect function and aesthetic. For the second molar tooth it was enough to take a precision impression, having completely eliminated the old amalgam reconstruction and prepared the tooth to be reconstructed with an integral ceramic inlay.

Dental filling replacement
Patient’s request

The patient wanted to replace an old filling in amalgam which had several decays.

Treatment and results

It was enough to remove the amalgam and take a dental impression so as to apply a full ceramic inlay that gave a perfect result in terms of function and aesthetics.

Dental filling replacement with integral ceramic inlay
Patient’s request

The patient had an aching pain around the second molar tooth that had previously been reconstructed with an amalgam filling and was filled with cavities.

Treatment and results

Once the control X-ray had been performed, we realized that the pain was caused by a wrong devitalization. Then went on to retract the tooth in a correct way, removing the old amalgam and the underlying caries at the same time. Subsequently, we took a dental impression so as to create and apply a full ceramic inlay.

Inlay creation in integral ceramics
Patient’s request

The patient had a composite reconstruction fracture, filled with cavities and pain around the first molar tooth.

Treatment and results

Once the control radiograph had been performed, we saw that the pain was due to a wrong devitalization. We then went on with an endodontic reprocessing of the tooth so as to the elimination of caries as well as the old composite filling. In the end, we took a dental impression to create a perfect integral ceramic inlay.