Porcelain Fillings

in Marietta, GA

Dentist Marietta

Porcelain Fillings

Porcelain fillings, also known as inlays and onlays, are an aesthetic and durable option for repairing damaged or decayed teeth. At Cobb Dental Associates in Marietta, GA, we offer porcelain fillings as a natural-looking and long-lasting alternative to traditional silver (amalgam) fillings.

Porcelain Fillings process

The process of adding porcelain fillings is similar to that of traditional fillings. First, your dentist will numb the area around the tooth to be treated and remove any decay or damage. Then, an impression of the tooth will be taken and sent to a laboratory, where the porcelain filling will be crafted to fit your tooth perfectly.

While the filling is being made, your dentist will place a temporary filling to protect your tooth. Once the porcelain filling is ready, you will return to the dental office to have it placed. The filling will be carefully bonded to your tooth, and any excess material will be trimmed away.

Benefits of Porcelain Fillings

There are several benefits to choosing porcelain fillings:

•Aesthetic appeal: Porcelain fillings are made to match the color and texture of your natural teeth, so they are virtually indistinguishable from your own teeth. This makes them an ideal choice for filling cavities in visible areas of the mouth.

•Durability: Porcelain fillings are very strong and can last for many years with proper care.

•No metal: Some people are allergic or sensitive to the metals used in traditional amalgam fillings.

•Porcelain fillings are metal-free, making them a suitable option for those who are concerned about metal allergies.

That being said, porcelain fillings may not be the best choice for everyone. Your dentist will consider a variety of factors, including the location and size of the cavity, the overall health of your tooth, and your budget, to determine the most appropriate treatment option for you.

Should I Get My Old Silver Fillings Removed?

There is no scientific evidence to suggest that silver fillings are harmful to your health. However, some people choose to have their old amalgam fillings removed for aesthetic or personal reasons. If you are considering replacing your old silver fillings, it is important to speak with your dentist to determine the best course of action.
In some cases, it may be appropriate to remove and replace old fillings. However, removing a filling can weaken the tooth, and it may be necessary to place a crown or other type of restoration to protect the tooth after the filling is removed. Our dentist will carefully evaluate your individual situation and recommend the best treatment plan for you.

Brighten your smile with

Porcelain Fillings

Dentist Marietta

If you are in need of a filling or have questions about porcelain fillings, we invite you to visit Cobb Dental Associates in Marietta, GA. Our team of experienced dentists and dental professionals is here to help you achieve and maintain a healthy, beautiful smile. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.