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Ocean Dental Group recommends tooth colored fillings or porcelain onlays for treatment of new cavities or to replace old metal fillings. Porcelain fillings are also known as inlays and onlays.
Porcelain onlays are more durable than composite white fillings, and look more like tooth enamel, but it takes longer to do a porcelain filling.
Compared to metal amalgam fillings, porcelain is far more attractive and natural-looking. It also strengthens the tooth, as it is bonded to the tooth and holds it together strongly. On the other hand, metal fillings are not bonded; they’re packed into the cavity very tightly, so as not to fall out. And being metal, they expand and contract with each hot or cold item we put in our mouths. This exerts repeated pressure outwards on the tooth, causing eventual fractures.
An expertly-placed porcelain filling can fill areas that were decayed and seal the connection between tooth and filling. This preserves your beautiful, seamless smile.
The strength and integrity of your original tooth is now restored. and your porcelain filling can last many years with good dental hygiene habits.
If you are searching for a cosmetic dentist who places a high value on function and appearance, our advanced cosmetic dentistry team is ready to tell you more about the benefits of porcelain fillings.