Posts Categorized: Dental Materials

Titanium Makes Dental Implants Stronger

They say nothing lasts forever, but in the case of dental implants, that’s only half true. Due to the use of titanium, a biocompatible material that actually fuses directly to a patient’s jawbone, dental implants can actually last a long time, a lifetime in fact. Once surgically implanted, titanium posts not only permanently protect the… Read more »

Dental Materials: Zirconia

Dental materials are getting better all the time. They are more esthetic, easier for the dentist or laboratory technician to sculpt and mold, have more disadvantages once they are placed, and last longer than earlier favorites. Porcelain is the most commonly used dental material today, but zirconia is fast becoming one of the favored dental… Read more »

A Word About Dental Materials

There are several dental materials in use today, and new and improved ones are always being developed. During historical times dentures used to consist of animal teeth and the teeth of deceased people. Today you can have dentures made with porcelain teeth that look and function just like real teeth. That’s because dentistry continues to… Read more »

Dental Materials: Porcelain

There are various dental materials on the market today for any of a number of modalities. Some dental materials provide strength, others esthetics, and some provide both. They all have their advantages and drawbacks and may be recommended for certain treatments and not others. Ceramics have played a role in dentistry dating as far back… Read more »

The Materials Behind Cosmetic Dentistry

If you’ve been to a cosmetic dentist you may have heard the following terms: porcelain, leucite, zirconium, and lithium disilicate. Do you know what they are? They are materials used in cosmetic dental procedures. Do you know which procedures they are used for, or how strong they are? Probably not, but if you have to… Read more »