What is a Porcelain inlay?

What is a Porcelain inlay?

It is a restoration that is carried out outside the mouth, in a dental laboratory and its function is to restore the dental tissue normally lost due to caries or fracture.

What is the difference between resin and porcelain inlay?

Resin is a less resistant material that is placed in cavities with four walls. The inlay is made of porcelain, which makes it more resistant and therefore can be placed in large restorations, where one or more walls of the tooth have been lost.

What is the difference between a crown and a porcelain inlay?

The crown involves a peripheral preparation, where 100% of the tooth surface is covered. Instead, an inlay covers a part of the tooth, and leaves some wall intact. It is a more conservative preparation.

What is the difference between inlay and onlay?

Both are inlays, but the difference is in the number of cusps they involve. In the following image we appreciate the difference in size between an inlay, onlay and crown. For more questions, contact us here.

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