What Are The Advantages of Porcelain Fillings?

Porcelain fillings have become increasingly popular over the years. After you hear these advantages, you might realize why. Here are the main reasons to consider porcelain fillings for any new cavities, or to replace old metal fillings.

  1. They look much better

Porcelain is a versatile material that can match the color of your natural teeth. This means you can smile with confidence without worrying that others might notice restorative work. Porcelain is also very durable and stain-resistant and can last for many years.

  1. They are customizable

Porcelain can be made to fit many different tooth shapes and cavaties, meaning they can fill small to medium size holes formed from tooth decay. After the material is applied it can be smoothed and shaped to resemble a natural tooth shape.

  1. They are better for your teeth

One downside of metal fillings is that the material doesn’t bond well with natural teeth. With porcelain fillings, the material clings tightly to teeth and there is less damage caused.

  1. They prevent bacteria

Because porcelain fillings fit so well with natural teeth, there are no gaps left that can allow saliva and germs to seep into cavaties and cause more damage

  1. They are Mercury-Free

Although the mercury in amalgam fillings is deemed harmless by the FDA, many are still uncomfortable with continued exposure to this material.

Porcelain fillings may be more expensive than metallic fillings, but the advantages of porcelain outweigh the added cost. At Sam Cress DDS, we are dedicated to providing a wonderful experience to our guests, ensuring we use the best equipment and material. We provide porcelain fillings because we know the benefit, they provide our guests. Visit our FAQ page to learn more about porcelain fillings; or reach out to schedule your consultation.