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Gold Inlays in Leeds

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Our gold inlay treatments in Leeds are a reliable choice for repairing damaged or decayed teeth. As a highly durable material, you can rest easy knowing that your gold inlays are a long-lasting solution for your dental needs. Reach out today to speak with one of our dental experts.

What are gold inlays?

Gold inlays are dental restorations designed to fix back teeth that have suffered from decay or damage. Unlike regular fillings that are directly applied, gold inlays are crafted in a dental lab to fit your tooth precisely. This process ensures a perfect fit, restoring the tooth’s shape and function. Gold is chosen for its strength and resistance to wear, making it an ideal material for teeth that undergo a lot of chewing pressure.

Why have gold inlays?

Gold inlays are beneficial for a number of reasons:

  • Durability: Gold is one of the most durable materials used in dentistry, capable of withstanding biting forces and lasting many years.
  • Biocompatibility: Gold is well-tolerated by the body, reducing the risk of allergic reactions or irritation to the gums.
  • Preservation of Tooth Structure: Fitting a gold inlay requires less removal of the tooth structure compared to other treatments, helping to maintain the integrity of your natural tooth.
  • Seal Against Decay: The precise fit of gold inlays helps protect the tooth from further decay by sealing the edges and preventing bacteria from entering.

The process of gold inlays

Getting gold inlays is fairly straightforward – here’s what you can expect:

Your dentist will examine the damaged tooth to confirm that a gold inlay is the appropriate treatment.

The tooth is prepared by removing decay and shaping the space for the inlay.

An impression of the tooth is taken and sent to a dental lab, where the gold inlay is made.

A temporary inlay is placed until the gold inlay is ready.

The gold inlay is fitted, adjusted, and bonded to the tooth.

Finally, the inlay and tooth are polished to ensure a smooth finish.

Why Choose Aesthetique for gold inlays?

We’re the go-to choice for gold inlays in Leeds and are dedicated to your comfort, satisfaction and dental health.

  • Tailored care to meet your specific needs and comfort.
  • Cutting-edge technology ensures the best outcomes with minimal discomfort.
  • A welcoming and relaxed atmosphere from the moment you arrive.
  • High-quality porcelain for beautiful inlays that last for years to come.
  • Years of experience in providing porcelain inlay treatments.
  • Clear, transparent communication about your options, procedures, and expectations.

Porcelain Inlays FAQs

  • How long do gold inlays last?
    Gold inlays are known for their durability and can last for many years, often decades, with proper care. Their longevity depends on factors such as oral hygiene practices, the location of the inlay, and chewing habits.
  • Are gold inlays noticeable in the mouth?
    Gold inlays are more noticeable than tooth-coloured restorations, but they are typically placed in the back of the mouth where they are less visible. Many people choose gold for its durability and biocompatibility, considering visibility a secondary concern.
  • Is the procedure for getting a gold inlay painful?
    The procedure for getting a gold inlay is similar to that of other dental restorations and is generally not painful. Local anaesthesia is used to numb the area during the preparation of the tooth, ensuring a comfortable experience. Any post-procedure discomfort is usually minimal and short-lived.
  • How much do gold inlays cost?
    The cost of gold inlays can vary depending on several factors, including the size of the inlay and the dental practice's fees. Gold inlays tend to be more expensive than other types of fillings due to the material costs and the custom fabrication process. It's best to consult with your dentist for a specific price estimate.
  • Will my insurance cover the cost of a gold inlay?
    Dental insurance coverage for gold inlays varies by provider and plan. Some insurance plans may cover a portion of the cost of gold inlays, considering them a form of basic restorative care. However, there might be limitations or higher out-of-pocket costs compared to other materials. It's important to check with your insurance provider for details about your coverage.
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