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 »

Porcelain as a favored material for use in Dentistry

Dentist’s Use Porcelain for Restorations 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… 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 »