Why You Should Choose Porcelain FillingsDecember 16, 2016
At NYC Smile Design in Manhattan, helping people achieve greater oral health is more than just a profession; it’s a way of life. Our experienced cosmetic dentists Dr. Ramin Tabib and Elisa Mello believe in approaching dentistry with thoughtfulness and compassion so that you receive the utmost care. That’s why they use porcelain fillings, instead of metal fillings, to repair decay in your teeth.
Metal fillings use a mixture of metals that also contain mercury, a well-known toxin that is harmful to the body even in very small doses. The cosmetic dentists at NYC Smile Design use biomimetics, which are advanced techniques to safely repair teeth that mimic the tooth’s natural properties. Choosing porcelain fillings with this approach is beneficial for many reasons, including:
- Fillings are free of mercury
- Maintains tooth strength
- Less likely to leak than metal fillings
- Seals out infection
- Preserves more natural tooth structure
- Mimics natural tooth color and shape
Porcelain dental fillings implemented with a biomimetic approach give your teeth the best quality care for your restorations. While metal filings require removing a large chunk of the tooth, porcelain fillings need only the decayed matter to be removed, leaving the majority of your natural tooth untouched.
If you’re interested in learning more about porcelain fillings with a biomimetic approach, contact NYC Smile Design at 212-452-3344 to schedule an appointment. We provide exceptional dental care for those who live in Manhattan and New York, New York.