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Approaching the loss of a tooth or teeth can be a complicated process. But rest assured that, thanks to modern dentistry, a well-
There are a number of materials your dentist or a dental lab may use to construct your denture. The most prevalently used are acrylic plastic and porcelain. There are several factors for you and your dentist to consider when coming to a conclusion about your specific denture.
We have all had our wallets pinched at some point by dental work. But while seeking out the best value around, note that there is very little price difference between acrylic and porcelain dentures. There are certainly other, more crucial points of study when researching these materials.
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Wear and Tear
Generally speaking, porcelain dentures will provide more resistance from wear. Their harder surfaces will probably need fewer replacements. However, porcelain is also a bit more breakable than acrylic and may be more prone to chipping and cracking, offsetting that advantage. Porcelain dentures typically require specific cleaning measures, such as soft, shock-
Conversely, acrylic teeth do not break or scratch as easily as porcelain ones. That specific advantage could make the difference in your evaluation, especially if overall cost is a factor for you.
Obviously, you want your dentures to feel comfortable in your mouth. Since porcelain is generally more wear-
In all, there are several factors at play in choosing a denture type. Your dentist and his or her lab probably know best, of course, so heed their input closely in making your decision.
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