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What’s the porcelain filling procedure like?


porcelain filling procedure

Porcelain filling in Alhambra is one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures today. It can be carried out at the dentist’s office in just one appointment.

On your appointment, the doctor will discuss your problem and introduce you to Porcelain filling before commencing with the procedure. You will also be informed of any risks involved and be given a chance to ask questions.

A local anesthetic will be used on you to ensure your tooth is numb and that you will be comfortable during the procedure.

Once you’re completely numb and ready, your dentist will use a dental drill to wash off the decayed part of your tooth. This will be followed by special medication if the decay was too close to the live part of the tooth.

Filling is the final part of the procedure. It involves placing of the Porcelain material on the space left by the decay. Your dentist will apply the material slowly, one layer at a time, and use special tools to polish and shape it until the desired texture and shape have been achieved.

The tooth may sometimes feel sensitive to heat and/or cold immediately after the procedure, but this is normal and should stop shortly after the anesthetic wears off.

How long will the Porcelain filling last on your tooth?

There is no exact timeframe on how long Porcelain fillings last before they start cracking, breaking or wearing off the tooth. That said, factors such as your dentist’s expertise in filling, your oral hygiene routine and the average amount of pressure the tooth endures afterward, may impact on your filling’s longevity.

If you believe you have a cavity and want to learn more about porcelain fillings, call Dr. Andrew Mutch at 626-282-2552  today to schedule an appointment with one of the best dentists in Alhambra.

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