Porcelain Dentistry FAQ
I have a number of black fillings, What can I have done to improve this?
The black filling material uses in your teeth is amalgam. It has been used as a filling material for over a hundred years, it's still one of the strongest materials available.
However, it's about as unattractive a filling material as you can get. There are a number of other tooth-colour restorative materials currently available that can be used to replace old amalgams.
Is Porcelain durable?
Yes, Porcelain Veneers, Crowns and restorations are as durable as older, less attractive materials. In many cases, if the porcelain is well maintained it can last a lifetime.
Do Porcelain finishes look natural?
Porcelain finishes look as natural as real teeth. The restoration is tooth-coloured and as such will blend ideally with your teeth to create a natural white look.