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Porcelain Fillings

Posted last December 11, 2017, 6:10 am in Health report article

Why Do I Need a Filling?

You may need to have your teeth filled if they are decayed. Dental decay is caused by bacteria in the mouth attacking the tooth enamel, causing it to erode, exposing the much softer layer of dentin underneath.

Eventually, if the decay is not treated, you may find your tooth breaks as you bite down. This is one of the reasons why we like our patients to come in at regular check-ups, as we can detect any small spots or lesions in your teeth, and at this stage it might be possible to carry out some sort of tooth enamel repair through applying fluoride. Otherwise you will need a filling.

Porcelain is just one of several materials that can be used. It is possible to have white composite resin fillings if the cavities are pretty small, but this material can soon stain and discolor, and will need replacing after just a few years.

We prefer to practice mercury free dentistry as it is the safest option for our patients.

Reasons for Choosing Porcelain Fillings

We use a porcelain fillings in Brooklyn dental office they are hard wearing, long lasting and can look beautiful in the mouth. They will blend in with your existing teeth so no one need know any of your teeth have been filled.

Once they are bonded in position they will restore the tooth to full function, providing strength to the remaining structure.

The Procedure for Having a Porcelain Filling

Traditionally porcelain fillings require several visits to our dental office. The first visit will be to diagnose the cavity, while the second will be to prepare the tooth for the filling. The filling is fitted during your third visit. The reason why the process takes so long is because these types of fillings are indirect as they have to be custom made by our dental laboratory.

If we feel it will be the best choice for you, then we may still recommend an indirect filling, but otherwise we may be able to place your filling in just one visit.