Restorations can be made of several different materials—including resin and gold. Porcelain is one of the most sought our materials due to the number of benefits, including practical and aesthetic considerations.
Porcelain as Compared to Other Options
Porcelain is a traditional restoration option, but it’s not the only choice. Depending on the kind of crowns needed some other options include amalgam, gold, composite resin, and zirconia. However, a few of these, such as amalgam and gold, can’t be color-matched to natural teeth and therefore are aesthetically obstructive. And some—like amalgam—are out of favor due to concerns over toxicity. Other materials such as zirconia can be color-matched but still don’t look as natural as porcelain. Resins look great, but they are not suitable for all kinds of restorations; for instance, they’re not the best option for crowns.
Porcelain is Durable and Strong
Porcelain is a strong material, which means it’s perfect for almost all kinds of tooth restorations. It can be used on molars and incisors, as there are special formulations of porcelain that can easily withstand the chewing pressure exerted by those teeth.
Porcelain is durable enough that it can serve almost every dental patient, in various situations.
Porcelain is Cosmetically Appealing
Another advantage of utilizing porcelain is that it seamlessly blends with surrounding teeth. It’s semi-translucent, which is a quality that other restoration materials don’t have. This attribute means that porcelain looks more like natural tooth enamel than other materials.
Porcelain is aesthetically-pleasing in other ways, too. It can be matched to natural tooth colors and customized to any shape that’s needed. This means it can be used for crowns, veneers, fillings, and more. If you want teeth restorations that look natural, radiant, and remain resilient after continuous use, porcelain is an excellent choice.