With ceramic fillings, also known as porcelain inlays and onlays, dentists can repair damaged or decayed teeth. They offer several advantages over traditional amalgam or composite fillings, including aesthetic appeal, durability, and biocompatibility.
Ceramic fillings, also known as ceramic inlays or onlays, are dental restorations used to repair teeth damaged by decay or trauma. These dental fillings are made from biocompatible ceramic materials and are customized to match the natural color and shape of your teeth.
Ceramic fillings are often recommended for:
Ceramic fillings provide numerous benefits, including:
Your dentist will assess the extent of tooth damage and discuss treatment options, including ceramic fillings.
The damaged tooth is prepared by removing decayed and weakened areas while preserving healthy tooth structure.
An impression is taken to create a customized ceramic filling. A temporary filling may be placed to protect the tooth while the permanent restoration is created.
The ceramic filling is fabricated in a dental laboratory to precise specifications, including color and shape.
Once the custom filling is ready, patients will return for their next appointment. The custom ceramic filling is then bonded to the prepared tooth using dental cement, ensuring a secure fit and beautiful look.
Ceramic fillings are highly stain-resistant, but it’s advisable to avoid excessive consumption of stain-causing substances like coffee and red wine.
Yes, ceramic fillings are an excellent choice for front teeth due to their natural appearance.
On average, ceramic porcelain fillings last about 10 to 15 years, but some can last much longer with proper care and regular dental visits.
Ready to get your oral health back on track? At John Leitner, DDS, our Grand Haven dentist offers dental fillings to ensure you can stop cavities in their tracks. Contact our dental office today by calling (616) 842-2850 for an appointment.