Steps of Inlay Fabrication

Slide 1: The existing two surface silver filling

             (amalgam) with strong cusps labled

             a, b and c.  The weak corner (d) is

             labeled in red. Note there is a gold

             inlay above the filling and a gold 

             gold onlay covering most of the

             below.

Slide 2: The inlay is cemented. Their main

             value is to strengthen cusps.

Slide 3: The blue arrow shows the cemented

             inlay. Excellent edge adaptation and

             my master Technician Paul Rutherford

             fabricates beautiful anatomy on the

             chewing surfaces. 

Original and unretouched photography

By Timothy Farley, D.D,S.

Before

Fixing small chips

Many minor fractures only require exacting and precise smoothing and shaping instead of expensive porcelain veneers. This is a 25 year old woman with a great smile, but jagged after a trip and fall. Thirty minutes in our office and here beautiful smile is back!

PREVENTING CTS FRACTURES

The photos to the right show a pre-existing gold inlay that has already strengthened a molar. The tooth to the right of that has a decent size silver filling. The right photo shows the newly strengthened back molar.

After

Original and unretouched photography

By Timothy Farley, D.D,S.

CRACKED TOOTH

SYNDROME (cts)

One of the bigger problems for adults besides gum disease is the presence of fillings that are "larger than small" on back teeth. These fillings expand over time, flexing corners outward until they break. Sometimes it is disastrous. These photos show the split in the tooth, and the depth into the pulp requiring a root canal.

Original and unretouched photography

By Timothy Farley, D.D,S.

Original and unretouched photography

By Timothy Farley, D.D,S.

Original and unretouched photography

By Timothy Farley, D.D,S.

Original and unretouched photography

By Timothy Farley, D.D,S.