In the past, most tooth fillings were made of noticeable unattractive metal. Today, different tooth-colored materials are available and used by 11021 dentist professionals to restore patients’ teeth. Porcelain is an example of a material that’s commonly used in many teeth restoration procedures. It’s a very popular choice among patients too because it’s aesthetically pleasing.
Porcelain is used in many dental restoration procedures such as fillings, caps (crowns), and veneers. Although there are alternatives, porcelain is often chosen over the others because people like how it looks. Porcelain fillings are much more attractive and natural looking than metal ones. Unfortunately, however, porcelain fillings aren’t as strong as metal ones. They’re brittle and are susceptible to breakage. Porcelain can also be used for dental crowns (caps). Porcelain dental crowns, also known as caps, completely encase the teeth in order to improve its shape, size, strength and overall appearance. They’re also used to protect weak or cracked teeth and to cover severely discolored teeth. Porcelain veneers are similar to caps (crowns); however, a porcelain veneer is bonded to the front of the tooth instead of it being totally encased like with a crown. Porcelain veneers are custom-made to fit over the natural teeth. When they’re bonded over the surface of the teeth, they change their shape, color, and/or size. Porcelain veneers greatly improve the patient’s’ appearance and are very long-lasting. In most cases they don’t have to be replaced for 5-10 years. If you’re considering porcelain restorations, you should consult with an experienced 11021 dentist like ours at Leeman Dental. Your dental professional can discuss all of your teeth restoration options and will create a treatment plan that’s right for you.
To learn more about porcelain restorations, contact our 11021 dentist office. One of our friendly staff members at Leeman Dental would be happy to help you.