A ceramic filling is necessary in cases when the rear every few tooth tissues left in a conventional filling and mounting a crown can be avoided.
The main difference of this type of filling is in its material. Ceramics is ideally similar to the enamel of a tooth by its properties.
Such a filling is a modern-day alternative to a composite filling.
STAGES OF TREATMENT
Our doctor prepares teeth for a filling. The doctor scans the teeth with a special camera and gets a 3D model of the jaw and the teeth.This is similar to an ordinary photograph.
The received model of the teeth is uploaded into a cloud service from where our technician downloads it in 5 minutes.
A special device cuts out a ceramic filling without human intervention.
The difference between a ceramic filling and a crown is that it preserves the healthier tissues of the tooth. Moreover, it is much more durable than an ordinary filling made of a photo-composite and lasts much longer.
Modern dentistry offers two methods of dental restoration: direct and indirect. The first involves carrying out work directly in a patient's mouth in one visit.
Nowadays, indirect restoration, including the use of ceramic inlays, is finding more and more widespread use. The essence of the method is that the restoration is performed in a laboratory, and not in an oral cavity. This allows to shorten the time the patient spends in the dental chair, and also makes it possible to carry out large-extent restorations in a short time.
A ceramic inlay on a tooth is a micro-prosthesis made in a laboratory or a dental office using an indirect method. Being an independent structure, it perfectly restores the chewing functions, shape, colour and aesthetics of a decayed tooth. Ceramics is a durable and stable material that dentists prefer to composite due to its high aesthetic and mechanical properties.
Benefits of inlays
The advantages of inlays include significant strength, fit accuracy, aesthetics and functionality. From the viewpoint of hygiene, the ceramic inlay is second to none, as it does not accumulate plaque.
- - a ceramic inlay is able to fully imitate the anatomy of a natural tooth;
- - as a rule, caries does not develop under an inlay. This is achieved by a constant volume of ceramics, good marginal adhesion and no material shrinkage; the gap between the tooth wall and the inlay can be only 25-60 microns.
- - Compared to the composite, ceramics have better biological compatibility with the hard tissues of the teeth;
- - An inlay is installed at one time, which reduces the risk of saliva getting on the restored tooth, prevents the lack of tightness of the connection with the tooth tissues, the appearance of overhanging edges and, therefore, the development of secondary caries,
- - long service life - up to 10 years.
The only issue may be the cost of a ceramic inlay on the tooth, since this is a rather laborious process. At the same time, they do not need to be changed every 2-3 years like composite fillings, there is no need to install more expensive crowns or implants, so the price is quite justified.
Inlays overlapping tubercles (such as overlays) can be an organ-preserving alternative to the use of full crowns for the restoration of significant defects in the chewing surface of a tooth.
Indications for installing ceramic inlays on teeth
Indications for the installation of inlays are defects in the crown of the teeth and irreversible destruction of hard tissues, which may result from:
- - caries complications and death of tooth pulp,
- - pathological abrasion,
- - traumatic injuries.
After a dentist’s examination and determination of the indications for indirect restoration, a plan of treatment using inlays is drawn up, which takes place in several stages.
The care of ceramic inlays is the same as of your own teeth. Brushing twice daily with a toothpaste, a toothbrush, flossing and professional cleaning every six months are the prerequisites for ceramics to last up to 10 years.
The production of ceramic inlays for patients allows to reduce the percentage of treatment failures with extensive carious cavities, provides comfort for patients with extensive crown defects, functionality, long service life of restorations, tooth preservation and aesthetics.
We do not use tooth impressions for the preparation of ceramics. Instead, we work on digital models of the teeth. This enhances the precision of the work tenfold and is much more comfortable for our patient.
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MYTHS AND QUESTIONS ANSWERS
1. What is the lifespan of a ceramic inlay?
Ceramic inlays are not subject to grinding as, for example, composite fillings. Respectively, the life of the inlays exceeds direct restorations by several times. Functionally, ceramic inlays are more efficient due to accurate restoration of anatomical structures and computer modeling of the relationship between the upper and lower jaws.
2. What is the time for making a ceramic inlay?
Minimum 3 days starting from scanning.
3. What should I do if the ceramic construction interferes with me?
The correction of the inlay immediately after fixation is minimal, but it should be comfortable for the patient. The patient's feelings may be distorted due to the action of anesthesia, a long horizontal position or eventually banal fatigue, which is why when the patient undergoes adaptation to a new tooth surface, after 1-3 days new discomfort points can be felt. At any time, you can apply to the reception of the clinic and receive an occlusive correction for free by any physician supervisor (the doctor who performed the fixation is always in priority).
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