Plastic Surgery

Ceramics filling

What is the Ceramics filling?

Ceramic fillings are typically made out of porcelain, ceramic, or glasslike fillings and offer a metal-free alternative to your filling needs.
Porcelain and ceramics can be used either alone or as a facing for metal fillings. These are also known as porcelain inlays or porcelain onlays and need to be sent away to be made rather than being inserted into the tooth, (they are an ‘indirect’ form of filling).

The porcelain material commonly used in ceramic fillings can last more than 15 years and, additionally, are typically much stronger then the silver used in metal fillings, consequently providing greater protection from the filling breaking and the need to have then repaired.

Advantages and disadvantages of the procedure

Advantages of ceramics filling:
- ceramics are tooth-colored;
- ceramics are more resistant to staining and abrasion than composite resin.

Disadvantages of ceramics filling:
- ceramics are more brittle than composite resin;
- a ceramic inlay or onlay needs to be large enough to prevent it from breaking, so the tooth must be reduced in size to make room for the extra bulk.

What kind of result can you expect?

Recovery period and recommendations

Possible side effects and complications

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