Philadelphia, Main Line, and Ardmore, Pennsylvania Cosmetic Dentistry
Cosmetic Dentistry Expertise
Porcelain fillings provide a natural appearance that closely resembles your own teeth. Dental porcelain has the same translucent appearance as natural tooth enamel. Once the porcelain filling is bonded to your tooth, it becomes extremely durable and resistant to wear and tear. Philadelphia cosmetic dentist Dr. Lindsey Marshall has extensive experience and hands-on skill using CEREC technology to create porcelain fillings and porcelain crowns.
Porcelain fillings are a much safer alternative to the old metal amalgam fillings. The porcelain is so similar in appearance to your natural teeth that nobody will know you have a filling. Because the porcelain filling is bonded to the tooth, it preserves and strengthens the tooth, rather than weakening and eventually fracturing it, as a metal filling does.
Porcelain Filling Procedure
To create a porcelain filling, Dr. Marshall cleans and prepares your tooth and takes digital photographs and measurements. She will choose a shade of porcelain to match your teeth and use our CEREC system CAD-CAM software to design the filling. The CEREC system includes a mill that will make the filling to the exact dimensions Dr. Marshall provides.
You will not always have to come for a second visit. The CEREC system allows us to bypass the dental laboratory so you won’t have to wait while your porcelain filling gets made. You also won’t need a temporary filling. With CEREC, you come for one visit only and leave with an invisible and comfortable restoration done with microscopic accuracy.
Advantages of Porcelain Fillings
Porcelain fillings offer:
- Strength and durability
- A longer tooth life than is offered by amalgam fillings
- Beautiful merging with your natural tooth color
- Exceptional cosmetic appeal
Dr. Marshall has been a practicing cosmetic dentist since 1998 and has received recognition for her studies and work at LVI (Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies) and other well-known educational institutions. She is trained to work with porcelain and to design excellent dental restorations.
Replacement of Metal Fillings
Whether or not you should replace your metal fillings is an individual choice. If they are old and beginning to discolor the tooth or threatening to crack it, you probably should consider having them replaced with porcelain fillings or tooth-colored fillings.
(610) 649-0696 to schedule a consultation.