Frequently Asked Questions: Porcelain Filling

Porcelain Filling FAQ

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  1. What are Porcelain Fillings?
  2. What are the advantages of Porcelain Fillings?
  3. Who is a good candidate for Porcelain Fillings?
  4. When I think "porcelain," I think fragile. Does this mean my fillings will break?

  1. What are Porcelain Fillings?
    Porcelain fillings are custom-crafted fillings made of the same material as Porcelain Veneers and Porcelain crowns.
  2. What are the advantages of Porcelain Fillings?
    Porcelain fillings have many advantages over metal or amalgam fillings. Because porcelain fillings are bonded to the tooth, they actually strengthen the tooth, unlike metal fillings which expand and contract with temperature at a different rate than tooth enamel, threatening to break the tooth they are supposed to save.

    In addition, porcelain fillings blend precisely with your teeth, looking completely natural, unlike metal fillings which stand out.

  3. Who is a good candidate for Porcelain Fillings?
    Anyone who has suffered tooth decay, but otherwise has a structurally sound tooth. If you need a filling, a porcelain filling is the way to go.
  4. When I think "porcelain," I think fragile. Does this mean my fillings will break?
    Modern ceramics are very advanced materials, used on everything from the space shuttle and golf clubs to hammers. In fact, modern tanks use ceramic armor and fire ceramic armor-piercing shells.

    Still and all, one of the advantages of modern porcelain veneers, crowns, and fillings is that they are no harder than your normal teeth, making it less likely that they cause damage to adjacent teeth during jaw activity. Anything that will break a normal tooth will break a porcelain veneer, filling, or crown.



















 

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