Finding out you have a cavity is not the greatest news, but what is great news is that we now have the capability to use porcelain or tooth colored, composite fillings instead of metal fillings. The benefits of porcelain fillings and tooth colored fillings include:
- They are more seamless and invisible, and do not look dark and unappealing like metal fillings
- Porcelain and composite fillings can match the color of your teeth
- No mercury (a toxic substance) as with metal fillings
- Will not crack your natural teeth like mercury based fillings
Our Roseville cosmetic dentists choose to use porcelain fillings instead of the metal amalgam fillings that have been used for many years in the past. This decision is based on a variety of different factors. Porcelain fillings have proven to be stronger and more effective than their metal counterparts, and the end result is more appealing. Patients no longer have to deal with the unsightly dark fillings in their mouth, since the new porcelain fillings can be matched to the natural color of your teeth. Metal fillings have been found to contain up to 50 % mercury, and for safety reasons,
we choose to avoid the potential risks for our patients. Talk to our cosmetic dentists about replacing any problematic old metal fillings with a new, more durable porcelain filling.
Contact us today for a porcelain tooth colored fillings consultation with Dr. Kwan or Dr. Hsu to discuss any problematic fillings that may need to be replaced. Our cosmetic dentists proudly serve patients from Roseville, Sacramento, and surrounding areas.