When any dentist repairs a cavity, something needs to be used to fill the newly cleaned hole. It used to be that metals such as gold, or alloys consisting of many metals were all that was available, but if the cavity is in the smile area that gets exposed all the time, a porcelain filling is much less noticeable and a better optionBeverly Hills cosmetic dentist at Bedford Dental Group is trained and experienced with filling a cavity with a porcelain filling. These modern fillings are nearly as strong as normal tooth enamel, stand up well to years of use, and are virtually invisible. Since they are indistinguishable from the rest of the enamel on the tooth’s surface, you can smile without hesitation.
The Porcelain Filling Procedure
Step 1. The cavity is removed with a drill and the site is prepared.
Step 2. The preparation has a diverging shape towards the opening.
Step 3. A lab fabricates a porcelain inlay, which exactly replicates the lost tooth structure.
Step 4. The inlay is cemented into place and becomes indistinguishable from the rest of the tooth. It is extremely strong and durable.
Metal fillings, and metal alloy fillings, may also present some health concerns for some individuals who are allergic or susceptible to the metals used. Mercury is frequently present in some alloys, and this is a particular concern for children, pregnant women, or women who may become pregnant. A porcelain filling, however, poses no health risks, and is suitable for all patients.
Your teeth, your bright smile, and your well-being are always our focus, and the service we lavish upon those who visit is welcome and appreciated by every one of them. Whether it’s a routine dental exam, a teeth cleaning, or if you need a dental implant, bridgework, or a fitting for the Invisalign system of invisible aligners, we’ll make sure you’re happy and pleased with every facet of your visit.
While a dentist with our practice will always give you the best and most gentle of care, our excellent and considerate staff will make sure that you always receive the best service possible. We know how to soothe dental anxiety, and our patients always receive attention to every detail or concern they may have. Please schedule an appointment online or call us at and begin to see why those who’ve used us in the past consider us to be the best Beverly Hills dentist available. For more information about porcelain fillings, please visit the American Dental Association.