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Porcelain Fillings Specialist

Therese Murphy, DDS -  - Cosmetic & General Dentistry

Temecula Ridge Dentistry

Therese Murphy, DDS

Cosmetic & General Dentistry located in Temecula, CA

If you have tooth decay or damage and would like to avoid dental complications, consider porcelain, tooth-colored fillings at Temecula Ridge Dentistry in Temecula, California. Board-certified dentist Therese Murphy, DDS, and her expert team offer such fillings to restore the structure and function of your teeth and prevent oral health problems. Schedule an appointment by phone or online to find out if porcelain fillings are right for you.

Porcelain Fillings Q & A

What are porcelain fillings?

Porcelain fillings are tooth-colored dental restorations that cover a portion of your tooth that’s damaged or has a cavity. Getting a filling at the first sign of a dental problem can prevent further decay and often the need for more invasive dental procedures. Getting porcelain fillings is a fast, painless procedure and they blend in perfectly with your natural teeth. 

Are porcelain fillings right for me?

To find out if a porcelain filling is the right dental restoration for you, Dr. Murphy and her team review your dental history and evaluate your teeth. They also use dental X-rays to detect or rule out more serious problems. Signs you might need a filling include:

  • A hole or pit in your tooth
  • A crack in your tooth
  • Tooth discoloration
  • Tooth pain or sensitivity

If you have advanced tooth decay, the Temecula Ridge Dentistry team might recommend getting a crown or undergoing a root canal.

What happens when getting a filling?

When getting a filling at Temecula Ridge Dentistry, you relax in a comfortable dental chair. Dr. Murphy numbs your tooth if necessary to optimize comfort during the procedure. She uses special dental tools to remove the decayed portion of your tooth and clean it. 

Dr. Murphy prepares the tooth and places porcelain filling materials onto its surface to restore your tooth and prevent further decay.

After getting a filling, there’s no pain or downtime. You can resume normal everyday activities right away after the procedure.

How should I take care of porcelain fillings?

If you properly care for a porcelain filling, it can last a lifetime. Practice good at-home oral hygiene habits by brushing daily with fluoride toothpaste. Floss every day and use mouthwash if Dr. Murphy recommends it.

Don’t chew on ice, pencils, or other hard objects and avoid opening packages with your teeth. Call Temecula Ridge Dentistry if your filling gets damaged or becomes loose, and be sure to attend routine dental exams and professional teeth cleaning with Dr. Murphy and her staff.

Don’t let a small cavity progress to severe tooth decay. Schedule an appointment with Temecula Ridge Dentistry by phone or online to find out if a porcelain filling is right for you.