Dentist in Mesa, AZ answers the common patient question, “What are porcelain tooth fillings?”
At New Health Dental, we are here to achieve healthy, happy smiles! We want patients to feel comfortable with our team of professionals, and Dr. Edward Fritz ensures patients have access to the services they need in our facility. Whether patients are seeking general, cosmetic, or restorative care, we are available to assist. We also ensure that patients in the Mesa, AZ community have access to the services they need to improve their smile, such as porcelain tooth fillings.
What are porcelain tooth fillings?
When patients do not brush or floss as regularly as necessary for good oral hygiene, they are putting their teeth at risk for the development of cavities. Cavities, also known as tooth decay, are small holes that bacteria have created in the teeth that can become deep and cause an infection to the inner dental pulp. When a cavity occurs, it needs to be filled with a durable material to eliminate the infection and restore the tooth back to health.
Dr. Edward Fritz finds that porcelain tooth fillings made of ceramic have several benefits. They are:
- Aesthetically pleasing
Porcelain is one of several materials used by dentists who focus on biocompatible options for their patients. It is important that dentists do not use materials on patients’ teeth that can cause them harm. This is especially true for those who are considering silver amalgam fillings. Instead, patients can work with a holistic or biological dentist such as Dr. Edward Fritz at New Health Dental to achieve not only a more aesthetically pleasing option, but also a safer one. Porcelain has been used for many years in dental restorations, and is often the material used for dental crowns, dental veneers, and bridges. Patients find that porcelain is also incredibly strong and durable, making it a popular choice for several restorative services.
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A note about silver amalgam fillings
In other dental practices, and over the course of several decades, dentists have used a material commonly known as silver amalgam for fillings. These fillings have been evaluated through several studies and because of their high mercury content, have been considered unsafe. Mercury comprises approximately 50% of the material, and when heated, it leaks toxic mercury into the body and bloodstream. Mercury toxicity is a serious issue, and by eliminating this type of material from dental work, patients can stay healthier, longer.
Patients who have silver amalgam fillings and are interested in having them replaced with a safer material are welcome to ask our professionals about our porcelain tooth fillings. We safely remove the mercury fillings from the smile, clean the area, and then use the porcelain filling to address the area of decay with a more natural-looking material, as well as one that is safer for the smile and body. Patients will love how the porcelain filling blends in with the existing tooth structure allowing for seamless integration.
Who is a candidate for porcelain fillings?
All patients who are seeking safe and aesthetic materials for treating areas of decay are welcome to book an appointment with Dr. Edward Fritz to learn about the advantages of porcelain fillings. We find that nearly everyone is a candidate for the use of porcelain, and patients can rest easy knowing they are using a biocompatible material to enhance their smile.
At New Health Dental, we encourage patients to take the time to ask our dental team about this and other restorative services that use porcelain, and to find out how cosmetic treatments can be used to make their smile stronger and more functional for speaking and eating.
Why choose Dr. Edward Fritz?
The dental staff of New Health Dental focuses on providing holistic, biological services for patients who want to improve their oral health and wellness or even just enhance the appearance of their smile. With the use of advanced technologies and safe, appropriate materials, our team can address a variety of dental concerns right in our office, without having to refer patients to other specialists in the Mesa, AZ community and surrounding areas.
Ready to find out if porcelain fillings are right for you?
Connect with the team of New Health Dental today to book a consultation appointment with Dr. Edward Fritz and find out about the use of better materials for a safer treatment. Call the office at (480) 830-3305 and schedule an appointment with our professionals today at our office, conveniently located at 2830 East Brown Road, Suite #9 in Mesa, AZ.