Ceramic fillings, like composites, come in several different types that can be used for different situations. Ceramics are typically used for the larger and more broken down areas. In these cases, an inlay or onlay to cover more of the tooth’s surface may be indicated. These restorations are indirect because they require two visits and fabrication by a dental laboratory. The ceramic restorations are considerably more expensive and therefore simple, one-visit composite fillings are typically used instead. Ceramic restorations are much more durable and will not stain.
Metal fillings are very noticeable and they also cause the tooth to degrade over time. Mal Braverman DMD FADFE provides porcelain inlays and ceramic fillings at his New York City dental office. Call 212-688-3838 or click the link below to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Braverman about porcelain inlays.