If you find yourself with a tooth that has a degree of decay or is damaged to a point where a dental crown is completely necessary, you may be looking at dental inlays in New York or onlays as your best option.
The following facts prove that inlays and inlays prove more superior to metal fillings for some patients:
Inlays and onlays are typically done in two appointments. The first one is slightly longer than the second as a result of all the preparation work to be done in order to ensure you receive a comprehensive and customized result that you can be happy with. Both kinds of procedures are executed in similar ways, beginning with the area around the tooth in question being numbed. Any decay or damage on the site of the tooth is removed, cleaned, and prepared.
By using a small tray, Dr. Pyon will use a small tray filled with a dental putty that fits over the teeth to make an accurate impression of your damaged tooth. This impression is then sent off to a special lab where the dental inlay or onlay will be made. In the meantime, before your final appointment, Dr. Pyon will fit you with a temporary crown that will allow you to function normally until your inlay or onlay is finally made and bonded to your teeth. The procedure is finalized with a polish to the surface of the fake tooth to be aesthetically pleasing and most closely match the rest of your teeth.
Following the procedure, it is common that you may experience a bit of discomfort, nothing too intense. Meanwhile, the new tooth surface may feel odd to begin as well but over time, through chewing and talking, the surface will conform to your teeth and feel much more natural.