Traditionally, amalgam (mercury) fillings was the only material used in cavities. There are many other alternatives to amalgam such as direct composite (tooth coloured) fillings, and indirect porcelain fillings (Inlays/ Onlays) with the advancement in dental technology.
At Smile Creation, we will explain to you the advantages and disadvantages of each material for you.
Dental Porcelain (Indirect Fillings):
Dental porcelain can be matched to the colour of your natural teeth. A major advantage of a porcelain inlay or onlay is its strength. They are bonded directly into the tooth, so it increases the overall strength of your tooth.
Some Advantages Of Dental Porcelain Include:
- Aesthetics – The same shade of porcelain is chosen to match your natural teeth colour.
- Just like glass it is stain resistant.
- Strong and durable.
- Strengthen the tooth when bonded to the tooth.
- It needs only the same care you would give to your other teeth.
- Good alternative to the more complex crown.