At University Centre Dental Associates, Dr. Maurice Haynes offers porcelain inlays as part of his top-notch general dental services for local residents in and around Washington, DC, including residents in Greenbelt, MD, and Bowie, MD, as well as Prince George’s County, Montgomery County, and Anne Arundel County.
For rear teeth that don’t have enough damage to need a crown or bridge, inlays are great methods for restoring normal tooth structure after damage and tooth decay.
An inlay replaces the tooth structure within the cusp tips of the tooth. They can also be used to replace fillings. It is a strong, supportive solution for moderately damaged teeth.
What Is a Dental Inlay?
A porcelain inlay is used to treat decayed or damaged teeth that lie within their indented top surfaces, between the cusps of the teeth. They also can be effective in replacing old or damaged metal fillings.
How Is a Porcelain Inlay Procedure Performed?
Placement of a dental inlay usually requires two appointments. During the first visit to University Centre Dental Associates, Dr. Maurice Haynes will make an impression of the affected tooth and will make a temporary inlay to be placed over that tooth. Dr. Haynes will send that impression to a dental lab, which will create the inlay that matches the patient’s individual specifications.
During the second visit, the temporary inlay will be removed, and the permanent one will be placed over the tooth.
Because inlays are designed from durable, tooth-colored porcelain, they are much more natural looking than metal fillings, and their customized nature allows Dr. Haynes to bond them securely to the tooth’s surface, strengthening the teeth and preventing bacteria from entering.
What Are the Benefits of a Dental Inlay?
Porcelain inlays have several benefits, including the following:
- Repairs extensive tooth infection or damage without removing the outer portion of the tooth
- Uses more conservative methods
- Provides more pleasing aesthetics
- Strengthens a tooth’s structure
- Is long lasting
- Prevents the need for extensive treatment later on
- Has minimal side effects and risks
Who Is a Candidate for a Porcelain Inlay?
The best candidates are those who have healthy enough teeth to not need a crown but who have too much damage for a filling.
Why Choose Dr. Maurice Haynes of University Centre Dental Associates?
Dr. Maurice Haynes stays up-to-date on the newest advances and technologies in the field of dentistry in order to provide his patients with the best care possible. He combines excellent dental services with compassion and is an active member of the American Dental Association.
How Much Do Porcelain Inlays Cost in Greenbelt, MD?
The cost for porcelain inlays varies. Please schedule a consultation with University Centre Dental Associates to discuss your particular case.
Your dental insurance may cover the cost of porcelain inlays. Because every policy is different, the staff at University Centre Dental Associates will review your information and help determine the status of your porcelain inlays coverage.
We provide financing through CareCredit® as an option for any out-of-pocket porcelain inlays costs you may have. University Centre Dental Associates also offers a variety of payment methods to help make the process easier for our porcelain inlays patients.
Additional Cosmetic Dentistry Topics:
- Composite Fillings
- Cosmetic Contouring
- Crown Restoration
- Dental Implant Restoration
- Porcelain Bridges
- Porcelain Crowns
- Porcelain Onlays
- Porcelain Vivaneers™
- Teeth Whitening (Zoom and Trays)
How Do I Schedule a Consultation?
Please call 301-302-8395 today to schedule your initial consultation! The general dental and orthodontic services we offer at University Centre Dental Associates have improved the lives of people from in and around Washington, DC, including residents in Greenbelt, MD, and Bowie, MD, as well as Prince George’s County, Montgomery County, and Anne Arundel County. Whether you are an adult, a child, or a teenager, our knowledgeable staff is committed to helping you achieve the smile you deserve.