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Can a porcelain inlay cause damage to the tooth and crack it?

Can a porcelain inlay cause damage to the tooth and crack it?

Not if done right: If the tooth is properly prepared and the inlay putbin correctly there should be no problem. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Venincasa
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Porcelain Veneers (Definition)

Veneers are thin shells that are custom made out of tooth-colored material and placed over your teeth. There are two types of veneers: porcelain veneers and composite resin veneers. Porcelain veneers are made in a laboratory and then placed on your teeth. A veneer placed on top of your teeth can easily and greatly ...Read more


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What does having an inlay fitted entail?

What does having an inlay fitted entail?

Dental inlay: In dentistry, an inlay is an indirect restoration (filling) consisting of a solid substance (as gold or porcelain) fitted to a cavity in a tooth and cemented into place.An onlay is the same as an inlay, except that it extends to replace a cusp. Crowns are onlays which completely cover all surfaces of a tooth. ...Read more

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How does an undercut impact an inlay preparation?

How does an undercut impact an inlay preparation?

Inlay preparation: During the preparation needless loss of tooth structure to eliminate gross undercut areas is needed to be avoided. Directly placed composite or light cured glass ionomer restorative can eliminate the undercut areas and create a conducive cavity form for insertion. ...Read more

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Could inlays and onlays be done on the dental nhs?

Could inlays and onlays be done on the dental nhs?

Limitations: The National Health System, also known as Medicaid, is limited by both federal and state regulations as to procedure coverage. As such, every state has slightly different parameters for coverage. Your question would be best answered by seeing a Dentist indoor state that provides Medicare treatment. ...Read more

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What is a composite inlay or onlay?

What is a composite inlay or onlay?

A filling: Composite is the dental term for a white filling as opposed to a silver/mercury amalgam filling. ...Read more

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Could dental inlay hurt as much?

Could dental inlay hurt as much?

No: Well made dental inlay is to restore the structure back to normal. The reason it will cause pain is because the sensitivity from the nerve. Please return to your dentist to have your bite checked and re-evaluate the vitality of the tooth nerve. ...Read more

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Dental inlay pain - will time heal it, what to do?

Dental inlay pain - will time heal it, what to do?

Maybe: Your body might take care the pain itself with the time. If you have the inlay very recently, the best way is go back to the dentist and have him/her to make adjustment and re-evaluate the nerve vitality. ...Read more

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What is the difference between an inlay and regular filling?

What is the difference between an inlay and regular filling?

Dental inlay: In dentistry, an inlay is an indirect restoration (filling) consisting of a solid substance (as gold or porcelain) fitted to a cavity in a tooth and cemented into place.An onlay is the same as an inlay, except that it extends to replace a cusp. Crowns are onlays which completely cover all surfaces of a tooth. ...Read more

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When getting an inlay or onlay placed, how long does it take for the impression to be ready from the lab?

When getting an inlay or onlay placed, how long does it take for the impression to be ready from the lab?

Depends on the lab: The turn around time can be as little as 2 days or as long as 3 weeks. 2 weeks is the norm. There is another process where you can have an inlay or onlay (or crown) made in 2 hours with the CEREC system. This is what we do in my office. ...Read more

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I got a inlay in one of my tooth and it has a slight high bite and there is sensitivity when I chew there. What does the sensitivity mean?

I got a inlay in one of my tooth and it has a slight high bite and there is sensitivity when I chew there. What does the sensitivity mean?

Inflammation: Sensitivity equates to inflammation. If the bite is high, then all of your occlusal forces are being placed on that tooth. Have your dentist adjust the bite and see if that helps. ...Read more

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How can you improve the flow of dental inlay wax?

Change the company: If you don't like the working characteristics of your wax, the best solution is to try another company. Dr. Pecks purple inlay wax is very easy to work with. You also can run your wax under the hot water. ...Read more

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What are inlay onlay grafts? It has to do with urethral stricture?

What are inlay onlay grafts? It has to do with urethral stricture?

Yes.: If a urethral stricture does not respond to dilation or incision (dviu), a surgery can be performed called a urethroplasty to remove the scarred segment of tissue. After excision, the two ends of the urethra are brought together. If this is not possible because the distance is too long, a graft of tissue is placed to substitute for the urethra in that region. ...Read more

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I have a dental inlay and a filling bellow. Is it bad to chew on it?

I have a dental inlay and a filling bellow. Is it bad to chew on it?

Dental restorations : Your restorations are strong enough to eat normally. Treat these teeth well, with good brushing and flossing and your restorations will last a long time. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a dental inlay and a filling bellow but i'm scared to chew on it?

Inlay and filling: Was your inlay placed recently? Is that a final restoration (not temporary)? Do you feel "scared" because of pain on doing so, or are just not sure if that is okay to use it already for chewing? If your inlay was bonded or cemented with a final bond/cement, then the treatment is to help you function (chew) again and better--than without them. Avoid chewing on a temporary inlay however. ...Read more

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Does replacing anagram filling with inlays also require the removal of more tooth structure?

Does replacing anagram filling with inlays also require the removal of more tooth structure?

It depends: Once the amalgam has been removed and all caries excavated, a bonded inlay or onlay can be made with minimum additional tooth reduction, unfortunately when there are caries present you may have to remove some healthy tooth as well, your dentist will do his best to keep as much healthy structure as possible. Do not worry too much. [email protected] ...Read more

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When getting inlay or onlay placed in would the doctor shave ou only the filling that needs to be replaced or with some of the tooth structure too?

Yes: The straight answer, is yes you have to remove the old filling and shave off any decay around the cavity to reach a clean surface and remove additional tooth structure to properly design and fabricate the new piece.hope this helps. ...Read more

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Why are my porcelain crowns light blueish/gray?

Why are my porcelain crowns light blueish/gray?

Likely PFMs: How old are they? Is the color mostly at the gums? Pfm's are porcelain fused to metal crowns so there is a layer of metal under the pocelain that can transmit light through the porcelain where it is thin. If this is the case then you could have them replaced with metal free crowns for esthetics. ...Read more

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What to do if i got porcelain fillings a few weeks ago and they still hurt?

Speak to Ur Dentist: Call your dentist and let him\her know you are still uncomfortable and ask if you need to be seen back in the office to have it evaluated or whether you should wait it out awhile longer. The big deciding factor here is whether or not it is slowly getting better or not. ...Read more