What are porcelain fillings in Mesa?
Porcelain fillings, also referred to as porcelain inlays, are used to protect and strengthen the natural teeth. They are made from ceramic for beauty and durability. Fillings are placed when patients have experienced areas of tooth decay within a tooth and need to restore the structure. Patients in the Mesa area are welcome to contact the team at New Health Dental to determine if inlays are best for them.
Porcelain fillings are made in a dental laboratory with specific instructions from the dentist, including final shape and color. A ceramist uses impressions of the teeth to make these inlays as precise as possible. The inlay is sent to New Health Dental for placement.
Another way for patients to address the structure of a natural tooth after decay is with composite bonding. This material is not as strong as porcelain, but may be a faster, more affordable way for patients to restore their tooth. Dr. Fritz and the team of New Health provide holistic dental care, which means they do not place silver amalgam fillings. Dr. Fritz is a member of the IAOMT (International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology) which focuses on holistic methods of achieving and maintaining oral health. The use of silver amalgam fillings has been linked with several medical conditions, and by avoiding placement of these fillings, patients can maintain healthier smiles and bodies.
Dr. Fritz can assist patients in determining which method of repairing tooth decay is best for their specific needs and budget. Porcelain fillings are commonly chosen due to strength and beauty, but the team at New Health Dental can work with individuals to ensure they choose the most appropriate restoration for their smile.
If you live in the Mesa or Phoenix area and have considered porcelain or composite fillings, contact our team today to schedule a consultation visit and learn about the various methods of restoring natural teeth which have been affected by tooth decay.