The Benefits of Porcelain Fillings
General Dentist and Cosmetic Dental Services in Edmonton, Alberta
Posted: May 15, 2012
When compared to metal amalgam fillings, there are a number of benefits to porcelain fillings. Of course, porcelain fillings look more like your natural tooth enamel making them unnoticeable to anyone but you. This aesthetic advantage is reason enough for many people, but is certainly not the only benefit porcelain fillings offer.
Porcelain Filling Benefits
Porcelain fillings are bonded to your tooth, this means that they will not fall out over time the way metal fillings can. In addition, porcelain is heat resistant. Because of this, your porcelain fillings will not expand and contract with heat fluctuations in your mouth. By contrast, metal fillings are impacted by heat and cold, and can expand and contract, leading to serious structural damage to your tooth.
Porcelain fillings require less of your natural tooth structure be removed for placement thereby protecting the integrity of your tooth. As an added benefit, porcelain fillings do not contain mercury, protecting the health of your body as well.
Porcelain fillings are stronger, more secure, longer-lasting, and more aesthetically pleasing than metal alternatives. Edmonton dentist Dr. Christine Fialka-Eshenko is pleased to offer our patients the option to fill all new cavities with porcelain fillings and to replace existing metal fillings to help guard against potential problems in the future.
If you live in or around Edmonton, Alberta and would like to learn more about porcelain fillings, please contact Focus on Smiles to schedule an appointment today.