The development of the disease

Acids produced by the bacteria during the remaining debris breakdown process will start to demineralise the enamel of the tooth. The process initializes from the surface and destroys the softer dentin. It is difficult to visually identify during the early stage, because the white discoloration will only occur on the enamel. Only a careful examination will be able to find it. At a later stage patients might also identify a black spot or a hole in their tooth. In this case, the patient should consult the dentist, because with immediate treatment, the tooth can be saved with a simple filling or with an in-lay. If the tooth reacts with pain then the problem might only be solved by root canal treatment.

The inlay procedure

Since the dental technician will produce the restoration, it takes two appointments to complete. We remove the decayed lesion of the tooth, and take an impression of the prepared cavity. Next, we place a temporary filling in the tooth. At the next appointment, we remove the temporary filling and fix the final restoration in the cavity. The inlay can be made of different materials such as gold, ceramic, resin and gold-ceramic.