Strong and Undetectable Porcelain Fillings
The dentists at Gentle Dental offer porcelain fillings in Queens, NY (Bayside, Flushing, Whitestone, Fresh Meadows, College Point and surrounding areas), providing patients with a strong, durable and aesthetically-pleasing option when they are in need of a tooth filling. Because they are virtually indistinguishable from natural tooth material and provide a stronger, potentially safer alternative to traditional metal or amalgam fillings, Gentle Dental is committed to using tooth-colored porcelain fillings to restore teeth damaged by cavities or trauma.
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Types of Porcelain Fillings
There are two basic types of porcelain fillings (also known as “indirect” fillings) – inlays and onlays. Both types of fillings are painstakingly crafted to fit precisely in the area from which damaged tooth structure has been removed. The primary difference between inlays and onlays is that the former is crafted to fit inside an area of decay, while the latter is laid atop the tooth, covering its cusps. The porcelain used in either restoration is strong enough to preserve the health of your remaining tooth while maintaining the appearance of your smile.
Porcelain Filling Procedure
Once it is determined that one or more of your teeth require a dental filling, Dr. Knop or Dr. Ilyabayev will explain the benefits of porcelain fillings as well as the costs. Porcelain filling procedures are similar to dental fillings using amalgam or other materials in that the decayed or damaged portion of the tooth must first be removed to prevent further deterioration. The porcelain filling material is then color-matched to the existing tooth so it is undetectable and the material fills the cavity in the tooth, where it is shaped to create a proper biting surface and is then hardened under light. The entire process is completed in a single office visit and porcelain fillings can be expected to last for a long time with proper oral care.
For more information about porcelain dental fillings or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Knop or Dr. Ilyabayev of Gentle Dental, call us at 718-461-0100 or fill out the contact form on our site and we will get back to you.
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Our office is easily accessible to residents in need of porcelain fillings in Bayside, Flushing, Whitestone, Fresh Meadows, College Point and other areas in Queens, NY.