Porcelain is a strong, affordable dental material used for fillings. Among other materials such as gold, silver, and composite, porcelain provides the most durable protection at the best price.
What are fillings used for?
Fillings serve 3 main purposes:
- Restore tooth strength after a root canal
- Fill in cavities
- Prevent further decay
After a root canal
Following work on a root canal, the inner structure of your tooth will be removed. Your dentist will need to fill the empty space with a material that can withstand tough foods while protecting the integrity of your tooth.
Fillings also restore strength to teeth that have cavities. Even small cavities with fillings can prevent problems from getting worse. Filled cavities also keep your tooth from cracking or breaking.