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Porcelain fillings are also used to fix cracked or broken teeth and teeth that have been worn down from misuse (such as from nail-biting or tooth grinding).
Importance of Porcelain Fillings
If ignored, tooth decay can spread beyond tooth enamel and into the sensitive portions of the tooth. If the decay reaches the pulp, it may be too late for a filling—leaving root canal therapy or extraction as the only option. This is why your Norlane dentist wants to fill cavities before they get worse.
During the filling procedure, your dentist scrapes away the decayed parts and fills the area with porcelain. Porcelain material is then used to restore the tooth to its normal shape so that it can function correctly.
Indications for Dental Fillings
- Dental cavities
- Cracked or broken tooth
- Worn-down teeth
Benefits of Porcelain Fillings
Porcelain is a highly desirable and common filling because it’s:
- Aesthetically pleasing
- Chemically stable
Porcelain Filling Procedure
Before filling, your Norlane dentist will administer anaesthesia to numb your teeth, gums, and surrounding tissues to avoid pain and discomfort during the procedure. Next, the decay will be removed and replaced with a filling material.
When finished, your mouth will remain partially numb for a few hours. There are no significant risks linked with porcelain fillings, but be sure to keep your Norlane dentist’s contact details in case you have any concerns.
The most common reason for getting porcelain fillings is filling a cavity in the tooth. Porcelain fillings can also be used in repairing any damage to teeth caused by excessive teeth grinding or to replace parts of a damaged tooth.
Take Care of your Porcelain Fillings
Taking care of your porcelain fillings is no different from preventing cavities in the first place. Here’s what you can do:
- Brush at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste
- Floss once daily
- Limit sugary, sticky foods
- Gargle with an alcohol-free mouthrinse to lessen oral bacteria
- Avoid using tobacco products
- Limit consumption of staining foods and beverages
- Drink water instead of acidic drinks
- Avoid biting down and chewing hard foods
- See your Norlane dentist at least annually for check-ups and cleanings, and more often if recommended by your dentist
Porcelain Fillings at Norlane Dental Surgery
At Norlane Dental Surgery, we believe everyone deserves a beautiful smile, and we are here to help you achieve this goal. We provide safe and effective cosmetic procedures to enhance your smile, including porcelain fillings.
We are located at 124 Sparks Road in Norlane.
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