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Inlay (Impression)

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a tooth with a cavity When repairing a cavity, an inlay can restore your tooth in a more durable manner than a traditional filling. An inlay is typically made of ceramic, composite resin, metal, or gold.
teeth getting a mold At the first appointment, your dentist will take an impression (or mold) to help make a temporary inlay for your tooth.
teeth being worked on Next your tooth is prepared by removing the decayed portion, leaving an area that will be replaced with the inlay.
teeth getting an impression made Your dentist  will take another impression of the prepared tooth, and put in a temporary inlay while the final restoration is being fabricated by an expert lab technician.
a tooth inlay hovering above the teeth At a subsequent appointment, your dentist will remove the temporary inlay and replace it with the final restoration.
teeth repaired with an inlay Once completed, your tooth is free of decay and restored to its natural strength and function.
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