We’ve said it before: there are many ways that economy dentures are different from quality dentures. One of the differences is the teeth used. While economy dentures are molded all of plastic, quality dentures have teeth that are made of advanced materials that are more attractive and more durable than plastic teeth.
One of the reasons that polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) became the most popular denture material shortly after it was introduced is that it could be used to make both the denture base and the teeth. This made dentures easy and cheap to produce. The material is inexpensive, and it’s easy to bond two parts of the same material together. Teeth could be made in bulk and placed into the dentures without much attention. This made automation easier, and allows economy dentures to be produced at a very low cost.
There are many problems to this approach, though. Teeth made of plastic can’t help but look plastic. It’s not hard to pick out plastic teeth on dentures.
Another problem is that plastic teeth are just not as functional as our natural teeth, which are made of a natural ceramic, enamel. Plastic teeth can’t attain the same sharp edge that ceramic teeth can, and if they do, they wear out quickly.
Our quality dentures, though, use teeth made of an advanced nano hybrid material. They are manufactured by one of the leading suppliers of material for porcelain veneers and other cosmetic dentistry procedures, Ivoclar Vivadent. These teeth have the luster of natural enamel, making them very hard to tell apart from natural teeth. They have complex coloration that mimics the layers present in natural teeth.
In addition, the teeth can be made in all shades that are commonly found in natural teeth. That allows you to get the most subtle results from your dentures, or the most standout smile, if you wish.
And unlike economy dentures that are made with generic teeth, the teeth for quality dentures can be molded to fit your age, or any age you desire to look. We can also configure the teeth to look even more natural with the personal character that can come from common flaws, such as a slightly rotated tooth or a small gap in your teeth, if you wish.
Another advantage of these high-tech teeth is that they are more durable and more akin to natural teeth in terms of their strength and ability to be shaped. These nano hybrid teeth can be given a sharp edge, and they can hold that edge for a long time.
This can make it easier for you to bite into foods and chew them, and it can ensure that as long as you want these dentures they will continue to perform properly.
And since the teeth won’t wear down, the dentures maintain their proper proportions, helping you maintain a more youthful appearance.
If you would like to learn more about the benefits of quality dentures in Philadelphia, please call (610) 272-0828 for an appointment with a denture dentist at Dental Excellence of Blue Bell.
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