What are porcelain fillings?
Dental fillings, also called inlays and onlays, are used to fill the area of a tooth where decayed material, such as a cavity, was removed. While patients may choose among amalgam, gold, composite resin, or porcelain to fill a cavity, porcelain is the only material available for dental fillings that is BPA-free, mercury-free, durable, and also aesthetically pleasing.
How do porcelain fillings work?
When porcelain fillings are used to restore a cavity, Dr. Sands will remove the tooth decay, defects or cracks at the first appointment. An impression will then be made of the area, and a custom-fit porcelain filling will be created by her master ceramist. During this visit, your tooth will be temporarily filled so that you will be able to eat. At the second appointment, the temporary filling will be removed and replaced with the customized porcelain filling, which will be bonded to the tooth with cement to add additional strength.