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Discover the Beauty of Porcelain Fillings

at Sarasota Dental Arts in Gulf Gate Estates

At Sarasota Dental Arts, located in the heart of Sarasota, FL, along with Gulf Gate Estates and Siesta Key communities, we pride ourselves on offering advanced dental solutions that blend aesthetics with functionality.

Porcelain fillings are a prime example of our commitment to high-quality dental care, providing a durable and visually appealing alternative to traditional metal fillings.


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Identifying the Need for Porcelain Fillings

Common Issues with Metal Fillings: Traditional metal fillings, while effective, can detract from a natural-looking smile and may cause discomfort due to temperature sensitivity. Their materials can also wear down more quickly over time.

Superior Solution with Porcelain: Porcelain fillings, also known as inlays or onlays, are crafted from high-quality ceramic material that mimics the look and feel of natural teeth. This material is more aesthetically pleasing and provides a stronger, more durable solution for tooth restoration.

Proven Results: Our patients who choose porcelain fillings benefit from a virtually indistinguishable restoration from their natural teeth. These fillings resist staining and wear, maintaining their strength and appearance for years.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some FAQs to help you understand what to expect with porcelain filling treatment at Sarasota Dental Arts.

What are porcelain fillings?
Porcelain fillings, also known as inlays and onlays, are tooth-colored restorations used to repair teeth that have suffered damage due to decay or injury. They are made from durable ceramic material that matches the natural color of your teeth.
How long do porcelain fillings last?
With proper care and maintenance, porcelain fillings can last for 10 to 15 years, sometimes even longer, depending on your oral hygiene practices and regular dental check-ups.
Are porcelain fillings better than metal fillings?
Porcelain fillings offer aesthetic advantages over metal fillings as they are tooth-colored and more resistant to staining. They also provide a better fit and are less likely to cause tooth fracture due to their superior strength and compatibility with tooth structure.
Is the procedure for porcelain fillings painful?
The procedure is typically performed with local anesthesia to ensure comfort. Most patients report minimal discomfort during and after the procedure.
What are the benefits of choosing porcelain fillings?
The primary benefits include a natural appearance, resistance to temperature changes, and reduced risk of leakage compared to metal fillings.
Can porcelain fillings be used on any tooth?
Yes, porcelain fillings can be used on both front and back teeth, making them a versatile option for various types of dental repairs.
How do I care for my porcelain fillings?
Caring for porcelain fillings is similar to caring for natural teeth: regular brushing, flossing, and visits to the dentist are essential for maintaining their condition.
What is the cost of porcelain fillings?
The cost can vary depending on the size and location of the filling and your dental insurance coverage. We provide a detailed cost estimate during your consultation.
Does my dental insurance cover porcelain fillings?
Many dental insurance plans cover part of the cost of porcelain fillings. We recommend checking with your provider to confirm your specific coverage.
How soon can I eat after getting a porcelain filling?
You can eat as soon as the anesthesia wears off. However, it’s advisable to avoid very hard or sticky foods for a few days to allow the filling to fully set.
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