Which is better? Porcelain or Plastic Dentures?
Should you get porcelain or plastic dentures when purchasing your dentures? Porcelain used to be the obvious choice as it long wearing, but plastic denture teeth have come a long way and are changing the rules when it comes to picking dentures. Plastic denture teeth are now dental-safe and can be as durable and strong as porcelain dentures. Plastic denture teeth can also look as good as your real teeth.
Our team at Midtown Dentistry are experts when it comes to dentures and have worked with both plastic and porcelain teeth. If you aren’t sure whether to get porcelain or plastic dentures, we can help guide to make the right choice for your smile.
We’ll tell you the condition of your jaw bone and which material would the best for your jaw. Also, if you are missing many adult teeth, your jaw bone might have issues that could cause it to loose bone quicker – especially if you have something hard like porcelain in your mouth.
Another thing we’ll take into consideration is your gum tissue. If you are lacking gum tissue, you’ll have less padding between the dentures and your bone — which again may not porcelain denture teeth the best option.
And then there’s your bite. How you chew your food, if you grind your teeth or if you are a clencher, will also play a role in the decision between porcelain and plastic dentures.