Porcelain Fillings

Porcelain Fillings - Knowing the Advantages.

In order to make sure that your decayed and damaged tooth can be restored back to its original function and shape, you should consider having Woodland Hills porcelain fillings. It is worth noting that such fillings do not only remedy the problem caused by cavities, but they are also useful in arresting the proliferation of bacteria, which can cause additional decay. Although there are various types of fillings, such as metal, resin or amalgam, many people still choose porcelain fillings even if they are more expensive because of their many benefits.

One of the main reasons why people opt to get porcelain fillings is their aesthetic advantage over other types of fillings. Porcelain dental ceramic is pearly white and looks very similar to natural tooth enamel. If you have porcelain fillings, also known as porcelain onlay or inlay, other people will not really notice that you have them even if you open your mouth wide. Metal or amalgam fillings, on the other hand, are usually dark grey or silver in color so they can easily be noticed when you open your mouth. Porcelain fillings are also ideal if you need to have the decay in your front teeth fixed.

Some types of tooth fillings expand when exposed to heat. Such expansions can cause the weakening of the filling. But this problem will not happen with porcelain fillings because, apart from the fact that porcelain does not expand, these white ceramic dental fillings also bond well with the teeth. This is important in prolonging the life of your tooth. Let's face it, the reason why you are having tooth fillings is due to the fact that you want to preserve your teeth and you do not want the cavities to ruin the way you smile or eat. If you do not really care about preserving your teeth, you can just ask the dentist to extract all your teeth that have cavities.

Since metal or amalgam fillings do not bond to the teeth, their use requires dentists to not only remove the decayed area of a tooth, but also a large portion of healthy tooth tissues. With porcelain fillings, however, you can be assured that less healthy tissues will be removed to accommodate the porcelain inlay. Moreover, Woodland Hills porcelain fillings usually last longer than other types of fillings. Metal and white fillings are high maintenance and need to be checked and replaced at least every seven years.



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    Dr John Chaves
    5312 Comercio Ln
    Woodland Hills, CA 91364

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