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Porcelain Materials

Dr. Karnakova

A new generation off very strong porcelain materials for fabricating crowns, veneers and inlays helped to advance dentistry in many ways.

The previous generation of metal restorations ( including gold alloys ) would require aggressive reduction of the tooth to allow  enough thickness material to provide strength and retention. Cement ,  the substance used  to attach the restoration to the tooth , would provide a simple adhesion , similar to the one that would be provided by a glue.

Porcelain, Zirconia materials that are used now are allowing us to bond the restoration to the tooth and bond is more like a fusion of two objects and one which provides superior  strength , fracture resistance and retention. This allowed for a very thin restorations with minimum tooth reduction and great aesthetic qualities. Now these days porcelain , nonmetal restorations are definitely the restorations of choice.

Porcelain Veneers and a Better Smile

Dr. H. Kopel, DMD
Many people are not happy with their smiles. One common solution is porcelain veneers. Veneers are effective at covering up a variety of dental issues that may cause you unhappiness or embarrassment. Veneers can be used to mask tooth discoloration, repair teeth that are worn down, chipped, broken, and even improve the appearance of teeth that are misaligned or have gaps between them.