What Porcelain Offers To Cosmetic And Restorative Dentistry
Posted September 30, 2016 by Wager-Evans Dental
With the right material, your dentist can do remarkable work for your smile. Porcelain, because of its durability and appearance, is counted on in cosmetic dental work, but it can also be used for restorative dental treatments. If you receive a dental crown made from porcelain, you will have an impressively life-like restoration that is strong enough to handle the stresses placed on a regular tooth. Porcelain is also used to construct dental veneers, which your dentist can use to take care of many flaws that hold back the appearance of your smile.
Porcelain veneers can offer significant cosmetic benefits. The permanent application of veneers onto your teeth can mean the end of worries about the color of your smile, but they are also used to cover up physical damage. If you have teeth that are flawed due to congenital reasons, veneers can make them like natural and healthy.
Porcelain is not the strongest material available for a dental crown, but it offers the most realistic appearance. Light is reflected off porcelain in the same way it reflects off of your enamel, adding to the crown’s ability to pass for a natural tooth. A porcelain crown can hold up well when fitted over a more visible tooth, but if you need a crown with more support, you could also receive a porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) crown, or a metal crown. While these might not be as inconspicuous as porcelain, they can be preferable when you need care for a back tooth, which can be harder to see, and subject to greater stress.