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

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Dr. Robert Mokbel
Dentistry
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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. Drmokbel@scdentalimplants.Com.

In brief: 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. Drmokbel@scdentalimplants.Com.
Dr. Robert Mokbel
Dr. Robert Mokbel
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Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: A little bit

Amalgam fillings are held into the tooth by placing undercuts in the tooth.
To be able to place an inlay, those undercuts need to be removed to allow the inlay to be inserted and cemented properly.

In brief: A little bit

Amalgam fillings are held into the tooth by placing undercuts in the tooth.
To be able to place an inlay, those undercuts need to be removed to allow the inlay to be inserted and cemented properly.
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dr. Keith Grimm
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In brief: Normally yes

Depending upon the type of filling material and if there are caries present, some additional tooth structure may have to be removed, conservatively if possible.
If the enamel is weak around the old amalgam, that will be another consideration.

In brief: Normally yes

Depending upon the type of filling material and if there are caries present, some additional tooth structure may have to be removed, conservatively if possible.
If the enamel is weak around the old amalgam, that will be another consideration.
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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Dr. Alan Zweig
Dentistry

In brief: Maybe

The inlay will have to replace the part of the tooth that is occupied by the amalgam and will have to be strong and retentive.
This might cause more tooth structure to be involved.

In brief: Maybe

The inlay will have to replace the part of the tooth that is occupied by the amalgam and will have to be strong and retentive.
This might cause more tooth structure to be involved.
Dr. Alan Zweig
Dr. Alan Zweig
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