Porcelain Fillings In Memorial, Houston, TX

In the past years, amalgam was the preferred material for dental fillings due to its exceptional durability. However, technological advancements have brought more aesthetic solutions to restore the beauty of your smile. At Le Blanc Cosmetic Dentistry and Aesthetics, we provide custom-designed porcelain fillings in Memorial, Houston, TX, that blend seamlessly with the natural tooth shade, giving a realistic appearance. Our qualified cosmetic dentist, Dr. Kulic, and her team will assess your needs and design the restorations in accordance with the natural shade and size of your teeth. This conservative technique gives you a fuller, more beautiful smile. 

What Are Porcelain Fillings

Porcelain fillings are indirect restorations that are custom-crafted in a dental lab to restore larger tooth cavities. Through this technique, we can improve the integrity of the remaining tooth structure and enhance its cosmetic appeal. Our Memorial, Houston, TX, practice offers two types of porcelain fillings:

  • Inlays: For the restoration of smaller-sized cavities that do not involve cusps of the tooth, we prefer inlays. They blend with the surrounding tooth structure, appearing virtually indistinguishable from the natural shade of your teeth. 
  • Onlays: If tooth damage involves the cusps of your teeth, we can restore them with onlays. Apart from being aesthetically pleasing, these fillings are resilient and can withstand normal biting forces. 

Benefits Of Porcelain Fillings

Porcelain is a well-known dental material due to its exceptional aesthetics and resemblance with the natural tooth structure. Our high-quality porcelain fillings in Memorial, Houston, TX, offer many advantages, including: 

  • They mimic the natural shade and appearance of your teeth, giving a seamless finish. 
  • They are highly durable and can withstand routine wear and tear.
  • Porcelain is stain-resistant and does not discolor over time. 
  • These fillings are biocompatible and do not cause gum irritation or allergic reactions. 
  • They seal off the exposed tooth surfaces and reduce the risk of dental caries.
  • Unlike metal fillings, they do not conduct heat, thus reducing the risk of temperature sensitivity. 

Questions About Porcelain Fillings?

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Staff was wonderful and very welcoming. The office itself is beautiful and the amenities are fantastic with extra comfy chairs, beautiful lighting, and Netflix on the ceiling to watch during your appointment. My treatment was done very quickly and painlessly, and anything that was quoted to me that wasn't covered by my insurance was offered to me at affordable pricing with payment plan options. Thanks to the staff for such a stress free experience.

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Dr. Kulic is amazing in all respects! Not only is she a great and intelligent professional, she treats her patients with the utmost care and respect. She really tries to do what’s best for the patient in the most efficient and thoughtful manner. I would recommend her to all of my family and friends without any hesitation.

Lana Muranovic

Dr. Katya is the best dentist ever! So detail oriented and methodical. Really explains treatment well to her patients. I am a dentist, and she’s my dentist so that tells you how much I trust her to work on my teeth. She’s super thorough yet gentle. I love seeing her every 6 months! Finally glad that now I can consistently see her at her beautiful office!

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Really good dentist who understands how to treat your needs with patience and care. Personable, funny, professional, and friendly. Would recommend Dr. Katya to anyone! Also been using the Le Blanc at home whitening treatment and see my smile glowing more white! It works. In very satisfied with my services and will be returning.

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Our Procedure for Porcelain Fillings

This treatment technique typically requires two visits to our dental facility. During your first appointment, we will inspect your teeth and determine if porcelain restorations are the right choice. The procedure begins with the injection of a local anesthetic to prevent pain and discomfort. We will use special tools to remove the decayed or damaged tooth portion, ensuring that the healthy tooth structure remains intact. 

After tooth preparation, our team will take impressions and record the shade of your natural teeth. These impressions are sent to a dental lab, where the restoration is crafted using high-grade porcelain. In the second visit, we will bond the filling to the tooth surface and polish it to attain a lustrous finish. 


How long do porcelain fillings last?

When it comes to durability, porcelain fillings outshine their composite counterparts, boasting an impressive lifespan of at least 15 years, compared to the average 5-10 years for composite fillings. This makes porcelain fillings a solid long-term investment, surpassing even the longevity of gold and silver amalgam fillings, which typically last up to 15 years.

Do porcelain fillings stain?

Porcelain fillings have a notable advantage in resisting stains and abrasions, provided you maintain regular brushing habits. Unlike metal fillings, which can stain or develop cracks, potentially leading to decay, porcelain fillings offer superior resistance to such issues. Additionally, some individuals may experience allergic reactions to the metals used in amalgam fillings, making porcelain a preferable option for many.

Why does my porcelain filling hurt?

Following a filling procedure, short-term tooth sensitivity may occur due to inflammation in the tooth nerve caused by the filling process. Typically, the tooth’s outer layers, including the enamel and cementum, shield the nerve from exposure, but the filling process can sometimes aggravate or inflame it temporarily.

What happens during dental cleaning?

During a cleaning, our dentist and hygienist will floss, brush, and polish your teeth to remove plaque and tartar, keeping your mouth healthy and your smile looking great.

Are porcelain fillings expensive?

Porcelain fillings, crafted from impressions taken by the dentist, offer both durability and resistance to staining. The cost of these porcelain inlays can vary, ranging from $300 to $4,500 per procedure.

Schedule A Visit

Our clinic offers a wide range of aesthetic dental restorations, including porcelain fillings in Memorial, Houston, TX. To schedule a consultation, call us at (281) 888-0921. We look forward to hearing from you! 

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