Our team at Steve A. Sato, DDS is proud to provide our patients with the option of all-ceramic (all-porcelain) restorations. Some restorations, such as dental crowns, can be made from a variety of materials such as porcelain fused to metal. These materials, however, don’t offer the same benefits as all-porcelain restorations.
What Are the Benefits of All-Porcelain Restorations?
Receiving a porcelain dental restoration instead of a dental restoration made from another material involves the same processes. However, patients receiving all-porcelain restorations enjoy the following benefits.Strength
Porcelain is a strong material that can withstand the immense pressure that chewing food places on your teeth. These restorations can last for more than 15 years, while most amalgam restorations only last about 12 years.Versatility
Amalgam can only be used to fill relatively small cavities. However, porcelain is incredibly versatile. It can be used to create inlays and onlays to fill large cavities and restore a tooth’s original shape. Porcelain can also be used in the construction of dental crowns, implant crowns, dental bridges, and more.Appearance
Of all restoration materials, porcelain offers the most natural look. While metals have a metallic appearance and porcelain-fused-to-metal has a grayish color, porcelain can be custom-tinted to closely match the natural color of any patient’s teeth. Additionally, porcelain has translucent and light-reflective properties that more closely resemble the natural appearance of tooth enamel.Allergen-Free Alternative
All-porcelain restorations offer a safe, allergen-free choice to patients with metal allergies or might be at risk of developing allergies to various metals. Porcelain is a biocompatible material that does not cause allergic reactions and will not irritate your gums like other materials can.
All-Porcelain Restorations Available at Steve A. Sato, DDS
We offer a variety of all-porcelain tooth restorations, including dental crowns, bridges, implant crowns, veneers, fillings, inlays, and onlays. These restorations blend seamlessly with your surrounding teeth for a natural look and long-lasting restoration.
To learn more about all-porcelain restorations and find out whether porcelain is the right material for your dental work, we welcome you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sato today.