Why Porcelain Fillings?

The advantages of porcelain fillings over metal include the fact that they offer:

  • A tighter seal between your tooth and the filling
  • More control when your filling is placed
  • More stability and less toxicity than mercury amalgam
  • Resistance to fracturing
  • Restoration of your teeth to their natural appearance
  • Stronger teeth where you have fillings because porcelain doesn’t expand with heat like metal does; such expansion can cause your teeth to fracture