Porcelain and Composite Dental Fillings?
A dental filling is typically used to correct a cavity. In the past, dental fillings were composed of metal amalgam (such as gold or silver) or a plastic composite. The filling is allowed to set, essentially “filling” the hole in your tooth. Not only does this provide durability and structure to your tooth, it can also eliminate the pain of the cavity.
The issue with dental fillings done in this manner is that gold and silver are very noticeable, whereas porcelain fillings are not. Porcelain fillings have natural color, shape and texture much more similar to your real teeth.
Also, porcelain fillings can increase the strength of your tooth because less of the tooth tissue needs to be removed to place the porcelain filling.
Benefits of Porcelain Fillings
- Repair cavities much better than Gold or Silver fillings
- Are custom-made and colored in a laboratory personalized for each patient
- Porcelain fillings are used to replace unattractive gold and silver fillings
Contact Gateway Dental Care for More Information
The Gateway Dental Care staff and Dr. Kitagawa have years of experience with porcelain fillings. If you live in the Pleasanton, San Ramon, Dublin, or Livermoore area, feel free to contact our cosmetic dentists today for more information. Porcelain fillings aren’t just an aesthetic enhancement. Fillings can also improve the overall health of your mouth by eliminating cavities. Improve your smile, improve your health and improve your life with a smile makeover today.