It’s a no-brainer to say that your teeth are exceptionally strong. But despite the fact that your teeth may be strong, this does not mean at all that your teeth are exempted from damages. Your teeth can chip, crack and break, but what is more problematic is the fact that your teeth cannot grow back tissues which they have already lost. Luckily for you, modern dentistry has allowed individuals to seek treatments for their damaged teeth in the form of artificially constructed dental tissues made with either composite resin or porcelain.
What this material is is basically a mixture of glass and plastic and resembles the same natural color of teeth. The actual color can be dyed so as to fit the unique color of a person’s teeth. Composite resin material can be used to reshape the appearance as well as color of teeth in order to make them look more aesthetically pleasing.
The primary advantage of composite resin is that it’s cheaper compared to the second option, which is porcelain. This means that if you need your entire set of teeth to be treated, then you can realistically make this happen with the help of composite resin treatments. At the same time, composite resin is manipulated directly by the dentist and does not require fabrication. For this reason, composite resin treatments can be completed in an expedited manner compared to ones which involve the use of porcelain.
However, composite resin is not as stable as porcelain and is subject to chipping. At the same time, while the material is teeth-like in color, this does not mean that it resembles the natural translucency of teeth.
In ancient times, porcelain was made with clay which was cooked in kilns. However, in creating dental porcelain, there is a rather different method of creating this material. Also known as dental ceramic, porcelain is made with both metallic and non-metallic components. The resulting product is something which is hard, firm and is biocompatible with your teeth as well as the overall aesthetics.
The main advantage of porcelain crowns is the fact that it is extremely durable and will last longer compared to composite resin. At the same time, porcelain resembles more like natural teeth compared to composite resin and is impenetrable to stains.
On the other hand, the cost of porcelain is the main deterrent for getting this type of treatment. You need not worry about being able to afford the best care possible with Dr. Langdon. Contact our office to ask about your financial options for the care you need.
Tate C. Langdon, DDS, PA
Huntersville, NC 28078
Phone: (704) 875-0123
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