In Restorative Dentistry, at the end of oral and radiographic examination tooth decays are detected,under local anesthesia, they are painlessly cleaned and the cavity is filled withcomposite or porcelain materials.
Composite fillers are used to repair decayed, broken or deformed teeth, eliminates aesthetic concerns since they are in the color of tooth.
The composite fillers can be applied successfully in the front and back teeth and are important in filling the gaps between the teeth and strengthening the teeth as well.
Porcelain fillings are preferred in cases of greater loss of substance. Porcelain fillings are coherent in color and shape of the tooth and are very advantageous in terms of preserving the natural structure and appearance of the tooth. They are frequently applied especially to molars. The patient can use his filling for many years as if he had no filling in his teeth. Porcelain is one of the most suitable materials to dental tissue than all materials. Advanced technology is used in the preparation of porcelain filling.
Which filler should I choose?
Composite fillings are generally preferred in cases where substance loss in the tooth is not high. They are more economical than porcelain fillings, but have a shorter lifetime.
On the other hand, porcelain fillings are more durable and have a longer life. It integrates better with the tooth and minimizes the risk of caries under filling.
In cases where the substance loss of the teeth is high, instead of composite fillings or crowns, a porcelain fillings is a more suitable treatment method.