Inlays are used when a tooth is so heavily fractured or extensively decayed that a normal filling would compromise the structure of the tooth.
Inlays are made by skilled dental technicians from solid materials such as porcelain and gold. Once the tooth has been cleaned and prepared for the onlay an impression is taken so that an accurate restoration can be manufactured.
Once the restoration has been made which usually takes four to five days, the restoration is then bonded or cemented in place by the dentist and the joint polished to achieve maximum aesthetic results.
Once again this is not a procedure where British and Irish dental patients will travel to Hungary just to have this procedure done. Inlays are usually part of a full mouth restoration which will involve combined treatments.