Porcelain vs. Acrylic Dentures

As we look back on 2014, one of our top articles was “Porcelain vs. Acrylic Teeth”.  This article sparked a lot of interest as for many years Porcelain teeth were the tooth of choice. However, as Acrylic teeth have advanced over the years, they do have some clear benefits over porcelain teeth.

What are the differences between porcelain & acrylic teeth?
Which type of tooth lasts longer?
Are porcelain or acrylic teeth better for dentures? Are porcelain or acrylic teeth better for dental implants ?
Which teeth are stronger?

As Calgary’s leading denture clinic, we have very clear criteria when assessing denture teeth.
Health : The most important, our patients health. Teeth should not put excessive forces on the bone or oral tissues.
Appearance : Teeth should look natural. Shape, color, translucency and dimension are all important elements.
Bonding : Many denture repairs are the result of debonding of teeth. The teeth and the denture base must bond well together.
Strength: Teeth should resist staining, fracturing and chipping.
Comfort: Patient comfort for the denture or dental implant restoration in crucial to acceptance.
To see the benefits of Porcelain & Acrylic teeth, please see the Image below.

In conclusion, we recommend acrylic teeth. Acrylic teeth are healthier for the patient, look great, chemically bond to the denture base, and are strong and comfortable. 

As a general rule, our Calgary Denture experts only use premium quality acrylic teeth. We highly discourage porcelain teeth but can still make them for certain patients who have used porcelain previously and have difficulty transitioning to acrylic teeth.

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Canadian Denture Centres is a full service denture clinic serving Calgary, Airdrie, Cochrane, Sundre and surrounding areas. Our services include new dentures as well as all denture maintenance services such as denture relines, denture repairs, denture rebases and tissue conditioners. Our Calgary Dental Implant experts can provide you with a wide range of treatment options to address your individual needs. Our patients include professional athletes, singers, executives and people in the public eye who demand the best.

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