If you experience tooth decay or damage and require minor tooth repair, white porcelain fillings can restore your tooth in a discreet, natural-looking way. At DPI Dental, with two New York City-area locations in Stuyvesant Town in Manhattan and the Lindenwood area of Howard Beach, New York, Paul Ilan, DDS, and his experienced team offer porcelain fillings to perfect your smile, strengthen teeth, and prevent future damage. Schedule an appointment over the phone or online for a dental evaluation today.
Porcelain fillings, also known as inlays, are hard tooth-colored fillings that can repair your tooth if you have minor decay, a crack, or another type of tooth trauma. Unlike silver or gold fillings, porcelain fillings blend in perfectly with the color of your natural teeth.
There are many benefits associated with porcelain fillings, as these fillings are:
Because porcelain fillings blend in perfectly with your natural tooth color, people won’t notice them on your teeth. White fillings can keep your smile beautiful and your confidence level high. Porcelain fillings reduce the chance of developing future tooth damage or decay.
To find out if you’re a good candidate for porcelain fillings, Dr. Ilan reviews your symptoms and oral health history. He examines your teeth and gums and takes dental X-rays. If you have moderate to severe tooth decay, you might require a dental crown or even a root canal. Dr. Ilan personalizes each treatment to give you the best outcome and enhance your beautiful smile.
Prior to placing your filling, Dr. Ilan cleans your teeth, numbs the treatment area when necessary, and removes dental decay if it’s present. He carefully designs a custom-fit porcelain filing and bonds it to the damaged portion of your tooth. The procedure is fast and painless, and you can resume a normal daily routine afterward. With proper care, porcelain fillings can last up to 15 years or longer.
To properly care for your new porcelain filling, avoid chewing on hard objects like ice, hard candy, popcorn kernels, and pens. Keep your teeth clean by flossing daily and brushing them twice daily using fluoride toothpaste. See Dr. Ilan and his team every six months for a routine dental cleaning and exam, and call the office if your filling gets damaged or loose.
If you notice a crack or hole in your tooth, tooth pain, or discoloration, schedule an appointment with Dr. Ilan at DPI Dental by phone or online to find out if a porcelain filling is right for you.