Porcelain fillings can restore teeth that have been damaged by decay back to their natural beauty and function. Strong, long-lasting, and natural-looking, porcelain fillings are often considered one of the best options for restoring damaged teeth. SmilesNY offers porcelain fillings in New York City.
Porcelain fillings are used to repair teeth that have been damaged by decay or to replace a failing restoration. When your dentist removes the old restoration or the portion of the tooth destroyed by decay, a porcelain filling can be used to fill the space created by the cavity.
Porcelain fillings are safe and long-lasting. They are also one of the most cosmetically appealing filling options available. The material used to make porcelain fillings matches the color and translucency of natural tooth enamel, making the filling visually indistinguishable from your tooth. Porcelain fillings are also extremely durable.
Unlike traditional metal fillings, porcelain fillings are made of a highly durable ceramic material. They are considered to be even more durable than a natural tooth, so they actually strengthen the tooth.
Traditional metal fillings are unappealing for many reasons. The safety of amalgam fillings, which contain highly-toxic mercury, is still debated in the dental field. In addition, metal fillings can expand over time, sometimes causing the natural tooth to crack or fracture. They also are considered by many individuals to be cosmetically unappealing, as they are often visible when smiling.
Porcelain fillings are the longest lasting dental filling option available in current restorative dentistry. With proper care and dental hygiene, a porcelain filling can last for over 30 years.
The talented dentists at SmilesNY will be happy to discuss porcelain fillings in NYC with you. Please feel free to call 212.752.6537 or schedule an appointment online in our New York office.