Porcelain & Composite Fillings

Are you tired of dealing with uncomfortable and unsightly metal fillings in your teeth? Look no further than Dr. Sameh’s practice for premium porcelain and composite fillings in the Bronx and Union Square, Manhattan. Our team of skilled professionals uses state-of-the-art technology and techniques to provide you with the highest quality dental care. With porcelain and composite fillings, we can restore the natural look and function of your teeth while offering superior durability and longevity. 

Trust us to give you confidence in your smile with our expert dental services. Visit us today and experience the difference.

About Porcelain and Composite Fillings

What are the advantages of porcelain and composite fillings?

Procedure Practise

What is the procedure?

Porcelain fillings, also known as inlays or onlays, are made of dental-grade resin material that is custom-made to fit into a cavity. Porcelain fillings are highly durable and color matched to blend in with the surrounding teeth for a more natural look. Composite fillings, on the other hand, are made from a mixture of glass and resin that is applied directly to the tooth. While composite fillings are not as durable as porcelain fillings, they can be used to repair small cavities and surface damage quickly and easily. The color of composite fillings can also be customized to better match your existing teeth. Ultimately, the choice between porcelain and composite fillings depends on the extent of the damage or cavity and how quickly you need a restoration solution. We will recommend which type of filling is best for you.

A crown is a restoration that covers the entire tooth, while fillings only repair small cavities or surface damage. Crowns are typically used when large areas of decay or damage have occurred, while fillings are used for more minor issues. Crowns can be made of either porcelain, gold, or a combination of metals and are designed to fit snugly over the entire tooth. Fillings, on the other hand, are more conservative in nature as they do not cover the entire tooth and can be used for smaller cavities or surface damage.

Ultimately, we will recommend which type of restoration is best for you.

The lifespan of a dental filling depends on the material used and how well it's cared for over the years. Porcelain fillings are usually more durable than composite fillings, but both can last anywhere from 10-15 years with proper care. The best way to extend the life of your filling is by brushing and flossing daily, avoiding hard or sticky foods that can damage the restoration, and scheduling regular dental checkups for maintenance.

By following these steps, you can ensure that your fillings stay in great condition for many years to come.

Some of the most common signs that a filling may need to be replaced include pain or sensitivity when eating, chipping or cracking of the restoration, and decay near the edges of the filling. If you notice any of these symptoms, it is important to contact your dentist and have them evaluate the situation. Additionally, it's a good idea to regularly visit your dentist for checkups in order to assess the condition of any existing fillings or other restorations. Taking care of your teeth now can save you from more extensive and expensive treatments down the line.

By following these steps, you can ensure that your fillings stay in great condition for many years to come.