For patients in need of dental implant restoration, there are several reliable materials that can help them smile and function comfortably. Of the options available, porcelain and zirconia are arguably the most popular, but it’s important to know both the benefits they share and the differences between them.
While gold or metal alloy crowns have traditionally been valued as highly resilient teeth replacements, some patients may prefer an option that blends in with the rest of their smile. Both porcelain and zirconia share visual qualities with natural teeth while remaining durable enough to withstand everyday use. These materials allow patients to eat what they want without worrying about potential damage.
It’s important to outline preexisting allergies with your dentist before agreeing to implant restoration, regardless of the material used. For instance, while some may not have issues with metal in their bite, others experience an allergic response and cannot live comfortably with this framework in their mouth. With the help of a prosthodontic specialist, you can make an informed decision about the options most appropriate for your smile.
At Northwest Prosthodontics, Dr. Nimet Adatia both places and restores dental implants for her patients in Calgary. Whether you would gain the most benefit from porcelain, zirconia, or gold crowns, Dr. Adatia and her team work with a variety of materials when providing services to replace teeth. For more information on the appropriate restoration for your smile, contact our office today and schedule an appointment.