Aesthetic Dentistry​


What is Porcelain Fillings?

Porcelain filling is a restorative dental treatment method used to treat cavities or damage in teeth.

This procedure is an ideal option for individuals looking to achieve an aesthetic result. The process typically includes the following steps: First, the dentist cleans the damaged area and removes any decayed tissue if necessary. Then, they prepare the shape and size of the tooth. After taking measurements, a specially designed porcelain filling is crafted in the laboratory to match the tooth’s color and shape. Subsequently, the porcelain filling is placed on the tooth using a special adhesive and shaped accordingly. The dentist ensures that the porcelain fits naturally with the existing tooth.”

Finally, necessary fine adjustments are made, and the functionality of the tooth is checked

Porcelain fillings offer a durable and long-lasting solution. Moreover, when used to repair decay or damage, they support the overall health of the tooth. The aesthetic natural look that the filling provides is a preferred choice for many. Your dentist will recommend the most suitable filling option based on your needs and the condition of your tooth, allowing you to achieve both aesthetic and functional results.

Why Do Fillings Break? There are several factors that can lead to the breaking of fillings. These include incorrect material selection, failure of the dentist to determine the correct indication, improper use by the patient, wear and tear of the filling over time, and the durability of the material.

What are the Types of Fillings? There are different types of fillings available: amalgam, composite, and porcelain. Amalgam fillings are no longer preferred due to their aesthetic limitations and the presence of mercury. While composite fillings can be aesthetically satisfying, they may not always withstand the chewing pressure of posterior teeth. In recent years, porcelain fillings have become a popular choice as they offer an advanced option in terms of health, aesthetics, and durability.

How is Porcelain Filling Applied?

The application of porcelain fillings typically involves two stages. The first session includes the cleaning of damaged areas and the preparation phase for porcelain filling. Following this, measurements are taken, and they are sent to the laboratory while temporary fillings are placed. In the second stage, the porcelain pieces are checked for fit in the mouth and then bonded to the teeth using a special adhesive, thus reinforcing the tooth structure. Finally, a polishing and polishing process is performed.