Porcelain is a strong and durable material that is used for both cosmetic and restorative dental procedures
The beauty of your smile can be enhanced by the appearance of porcelain dentistry. This durable material can also be used to restore function in your smile as well as protect your teeth from further damage. There are a variety of different types of porcelain restorations and cosmetic enhancements, including Porcelain Veneers, Porcelain Crowns, Porcelain inlays and Onlays and Porcelain bridges. Here at Advanced Dental Care Clinic in Oxenford on the Gold Coast, we are passionate about creating beautiful smiles as well as protecting your teeth from the roots up. There are virtually endless benefits to porcelain restorations, which makes porcelain one of the greatest dental materials since amalgam was first discovered centuries ago.
Porcelain veneers can makeover your smile!
Porcelain veneers are extremely thin covers for your teeth that enhance the colour of your smile, the shape of your teeth and can even strengthen weakened enamel. Thinning enamel can make teeth appear discoloured with a yellow tone. This can make the teeth become porous due to the exposed dentine, which causes them to soak up heavily coloured food such as red wine and coffee. It can also make teeth prone to sensitivity which can be very uncomfortable and even painful for the individual. Once the destruction of the tooth enamel accelerates to this point, sensitive toothpaste and mouthwashes are useless, and you may require veneers or crowns in order to restore complete function.
Porcelain crowns are a great way to ensure improved function and prevent further damage
Crowns are used when the function and aesthetic of a tooth has become compromised by decay, chips and cracks. When a crown is used to prevent further decay it is usually because the injured tooth is no longer strong enough to be able to support a composite filling. Porcelain crowns are far superior to other types of crowns such as stainless steel crowns and alloy crowns (usually made out of gold) as porcelain allows the crown to full blend with the appearance of the natural tooth both shape-wise, colour wise and texture-wise.
Porcelain restorations can be used to fill in missing teeth
Porcelain bridges are a common solution to a missing tooth that has been extracted or lost due to a dental injury. A bridge is usually a bridge of three prosthetic teeth – two being crowns and the central tooth being a solid prosthetic. This enables the two crowns to be fixed to the teeth next to the hole left by the missing tooth. Dental bridges are often used as an alternative to a dental implant which involves the insertion of a titanium fixture into the jaw of the mouth. This titanium “root” fuses with the jaw beneath the gum, ensuring that the solution is permanent – a much more permanent solution when compared to dentures. A porcelain crown is fitted on top of the implant so that function is restored and the aesthetic of your smile can be reclaimed.