A 44-year-old member asked:
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can a porcelain inlay cause damage to the tooth and crack it?

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Dr. Robert Marvit
57 years experience Psychiatry
Not if done right: If the tooth is properly prepared and the inlay putbin correctly there should be no problem.
Answered on Aug 15, 2012
Dr. Stephen Carstensen
38 years experience Dentistry
Probably not: A porcelain inlay is a passive fit so it's unlikely to crack a tooth. Because it doesn't cover the biting points of the tooth, however, it also doesn't protect the tooth from cracking during normal chewing or harmful tooth grinding during sleep.
Answered on Apr 12, 2020
Dr. Marina Adams
9 years experience Dentistry
Yes: If done incorrectly inlay can cause tooth to crack. But usually cracked tooth caused by number of other reasons.
Answered on Mar 26, 2013
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