If the teeth are not damaged enough to be covered with a crown, the deficiencies or loss of material in the teeth can be eliminated with ceramic fillings. Moreover, having a natural structure is preferred by individuals who want to create an aesthetic appearance.
What is Ceramic Tooth Filling?
Ceramic fillings are used to eliminate the loss of substance in the teeth due to factors such as trauma, caries or root canal treatment and to complete the missing parts. Ceramic fillings used for restoration are prepared in a laboratory environment and are generally made of a mixture of porcelain and composite. Compared with the fillings made of only composite material, it adapts much more easily to both the applied tooth and the surrounding teeth and has a much longer lifespan.
Thanks to the ceramic fillings, the tooth will become the same hardness as the original tooth and much healthier than before, so fractures caused by the biting force do not occur. At the same time, they have such a natural appearance that an outsider cannot see them.
How Is Ceramic Tooth Filling Made?
Ceramic filling application can be performed quickly. It can be completed in 2 sessions, the first being measurement and preparation and the second application. At the same time, ceramic fillings are prepared in a laboratory environment, not in the mouth like classical fillings. Therefore, problems such as compatibility problems do not occur. The implementation steps of the process are as follows:
- The procedures applied in the first session are cleaning the caries and taking the measurement of the adjacent teeth together with the tooth to be treated,
- After these procedures are completed, the tooth is covered with a temporary filling,
- The first session is ended and the measurement is sent to the laboratory,
- After the inlay and onlay fillings are prepared, the temporary filling is removed at the beginning of the second session,
- Fillings are tested, polished and adhered to the tooth with a special adhesive.
- It is ensured that the teeth are completely closed, there is no lowness and height between the teeth, and the process is concluded with the final polishing process.
Additional sessions may be required in cases where more than one ceramic filling application will be made or when required by the physician.
What are the Advantages of Ceramic Tooth Filling?
The biggest advantage in ceramic fillings is the formation of an aesthetic and natural appearance. At the same time, frequent application is not required as it provides a long-lasting use. Other prominent advantages of ceramic dental fillings are:
- The healthy tissue of the tooth where the application is made is preserved, the risk of edge leakage or caries formation is minimized,
- Tooth cutting does not take place unless necessary,
- It has the same hardness as a real tooth and does not break with chewing pressure,
- Since porcelain material is used, there is no color change over time,
- Its biological compatibility is strong and allergic reactions do not occur.
Thanks to all these advantages, ceramic fillings are used much more frequently than other filling methods. The result is satisfactory with the selection of a specialist physician and a correct application.