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DPI Dental NYC

New York, NY


Howard Beach


Are you looking for a durable and aesthetically pleasing solution to restore your smile? Porcelain tooth fillings may be the perfect option for you. At DPI Dental, led by Dr. Paul Ilan, we specialize in providing our patients with high-quality dental treatments, including porcelain crowns and fillings.

In this article, we will discuss the benefits, procedure, and other important aspects of porcelain tooth fillings.


Introducing Dr. Paul Ilan, DDS

DPI Dental, a comprehensive cosmetic dentistry practice, is dedicated to leaving our patients with a radiant smile after every visit. At the helm of our team is Dr. Paul Ilan, DDS, who brings over 16 years of experience to our state-of-the-art facilities in Stuyvesant Town, Manhattan, and the Lindenwood area of Howard Beach, New York.

Born in Italy, Dr. Ilan spent his childhood in Australia before settling in Brooklyn, New York. He pursued his dental education at SUNY Buffalo Dental School, laying the foundation for his remarkable career. Under his leadership, DPI Dental is committed to providing exceptional treatment to our patients, focusing on comprehensive care and promoting complete oral health.


What are Porcelain Tooth Fillings?

Porcelain tooth fillings are a type of dental restoration that uses a tooth-colored ceramic material to repair and restore teeth affected by decay or damage. They are an excellent alternative to traditional amalgam or composite fillings, offering a more natural-looking and longer-lasting solution. Porcelain fillings are especially popular in New York, where people often prioritize aesthetics and durability in dental care.


Benefits of Porcelain Tooth Fillings

Here are some of the key benefits of porcelain tooth fillings:

  1. Aesthetically Pleasing: One of the primary advantages of porcelain tooth fillings is their natural appearance. They are custom-made to match the shade of your teeth, ensuring a seamless blend with the rest of your smile.
  2. Durable: Porcelain fillings are known for their strength and durability, lasting for many years with proper care. They are resistant to wear and tear and do not discolor over time like some other filling materials.
  3. Biocompatible: Porcelain is a biocompatible material, meaning it is less likely to cause allergic reactions or irritation compared to other filling materials.
  4. Metal-free: As a non-metallic material, porcelain tooth fillings do not pose the risks associated with metal fillings, such as sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures or the potential for toxicity.


The Procedure for Porcelain Tooth Fillings

The process of getting porcelain tooth fillings is relatively simple and typically completed in two visits to our dental office.

First Visit: Dr. Paul Ilan will begin by numbing the area around the tooth and removing any decay or damaged tooth structure. An impression of the prepared tooth will be taken and sent to a dental laboratory, where your custom porcelain filling will be created. In the meantime, a temporary filling will be placed to protect the tooth.

Second Visit: Once your porcelain filling is ready, you will return to our office for the final placement. Dr. Ilan will remove the temporary filling, clean the tooth, and bond the porcelain filling in place using a strong dental adhesive. The filling will then be polished to ensure a smooth and natural-looking finish.


Take the First Step Towards a Radiant Smile!

In conclusion, porcelain tooth fillings are an excellent choice for patients seeking a durable and aesthetically pleasing solution for their dental needs. At DPI Dental, we are proud to offer this advanced dental restoration option to help you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile that lasts.

Don’t wait to restore your smile – take the first step by contacting our experienced team at DPI Dental today. Visit our website to schedule your consultation and begin your journey to a more confident and radiant smile.