According to the American Dental Association, porcelain fillings are the most wear-resistant, durable way to fill cavities. For years, metal fillings were the only option available for filling cavities.
But metal fillings were aesthetically displeasing and prone to expanding and contracting with temperature changes. This expansion and contraction sometimes led to fillings becoming loose, falling out, or cracking the tooth they were placed in.
Porcelain fillings not only look natural, but they are not impacted by these changes and therefore provide more security and stability for your teeth.
Advantages of Porcelain Fillings
Porcelain fillings offer several advantages over traditional metal fillings such as:
- Enhanced appearance – porcelain fillings are matched to the color of your natural teeth
- Comfort – porcelain fillings protect your cavities from sensitivity
- Healthier teeth – porcelain fillings protect your teeth against fracture
Due to their functional and aesthetic superiority, many people choose to have their old metal fillings removed and replaced with porcelain to increase stability and improve the appearance of their smiles.
If you live in or around Burke, Fairfax, or Fairfax Station, Virginia, and are interested in learning more about porcelain fillings, please contact experienced cosmetic dentist Dr. Pamela Marzban to schedule an initial consultation.