Advantages of Porcelain Fillings
General Dentist and Cosmetic Dental Services in Edmonton, Alberta
Posted: June 7, 2011
Treating cavities has long been the domain of metal fillings, but porcelain fillings have become increasingly popular in recent years thanks to their aesthetic and functional values.Although metal fillings have received scrutiny due to health concerns related to mercury, porcelain fillings offer a number of benefits over traditional metal fillings beyond eliminating the risk of mercury contamination:
- Porcelain fillings are permanently bonded and are more durable than metal; they can potentially last for decades with proper dental hygiene
- Porcelain fillings are not prone to expand or contract with temperature changes like metal fillings, which were subject to loosening or falling out
- Porcelain fillings resemble your natural tooth enamel and aren’t noticeable like metal fillings
- Porcelain fillings better protect your teeth, reducing the risk for further decay
Tooth-coloured porcelain fillings can be used to fill new cavities or as replacements for existing metal fillings.
Despite their durability and versatility, porcelain fillings are not for everyone. Depending on your individual condition, tooth bonding or dental crowns may be more suitable options. An examination with Edmonton dentist Dr. Christine Fialka-Eshenko will determine the extent of your tooth damage and suggest the best treatment for you.
If you live in Edmonton, Alberta, area and are interested in learning more about the advantages of tooth-coloured porcelain fillings, please contact Dr. Fialka-Eshenko at Focus on Smiles to schedule a consultation.