Mercury-Free Tooth-Colored Porcelain Fillings
By Rajal Patel DDS — Orange, New Jersey Dentist
Do you suffer from a tooth that has decay, cracks or fractures? Do you want to restore your tooth to its original appearance?
Porcelain (Composite) fillings can be used to restore your damaged teeth, are non-toxic and can be matched to the color of your existing teeth.
Reasons for porcelain fillings:
- Chipped teeth
- Closing space between two teeth
- Cracked or broken teeth
- Decayed teeth
- Worn teeth
How Mercury-Free Tooth-Colored Porcelain Fillings Work:
A tooth-colored porcelain filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks, fractures or other damage. The decayed or affected portion of the tooth will be removed and then filled with a composite filling.
There are many types of filling materials available, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. You can discuss the best options for restoring your teeth with Yogi Dental. Porcelain fillings, along with silver amalgam fillings, are the most widely used today.
Porcelain fillings are usually placed in one appointment. While the tooth is numb, your dentist will remove decay as necessary. The space will then be thoroughly cleaned and carefully prepared before the new filling is placed. If the decay was near the nerve of the tooth, a special medication will be applied for added protection. The porcelain filling will then be precisely placed, shaped and polished, restoring your tooth to its original shape and function.
It is normal to experience sensitivity to hot and cold when porcelain fillings are first placed, however this will subside shortly after your tooth acclimates to the new filling.
You will be given care instructions at the conclusion of your treatment. Good oral hygiene practices, eating habits, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new fillings.