What does getting an inlay involve?
An inlay procedure usually requires two appointments. Your first appointment will include taking several highly accurate impressions (molds) that will be used to create your custom inlay and a temporary restoration.
While the tooth is numb, the dentist will remove any decay and/or old filling materials. The space will then be thoroughly cleaned and carefully prepared, shaping the surface to properly fit an inlay restoration. A temporary filling will be applied to protect the tooth while your inlay is made by a dental laboratory.
At your second appointment your new inlay will be carefully and precisely cemented into place. A few adjustments may be necessary to ensure a proper fit and that your bite is comfortable.
You will receive care instruction at the conclusion of your treatment. You can go back to your normal routine immediately after your procedure. However, you will need to wait for the anesthetic to wear off before you eat or drink. Good oral hygiene practices, a proper diet, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new inlay.
Cost and payment options
Our cosmetic dentistry office works with most insurance plans and will be glad to submit a claim to your insurance company. We also accept all major credit cards, cash, personal checks, and ATM cards. Financing options are also available through CareCredit and Lending Club Patient Financing.
CareCredit can fill in the gaps with your insurance plan to pay your dental bills in full. Lending Club Patient Financing helps you move forward with your dental procedure by providing flexible financing with low interest rates.
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If you have a chipped tooth that needs repair, find out how porcelain inlays in Long Beach can give you back your winning smile. Call today to arrange a consultation with Dr. Cho.
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