Well-fitted dentures can look like natural teeth, with porcelain and acrylic resin the most common materials used. The pros and cons of each material can be discussed with your dentist when choosing the appropriate type for your dentures.
- Porcelain is harder and more durable than acrylic, which means it will resist wear more.
- Acrylic dentures are less likely to chip or fracture and can be less abrasive when fitted against natural teeth.
- Acrylic may be better for people with jaw bone loss as it transfers the force from chewing with less intensity.
"If the dentures do not meet properly when you bite down, the unbalanced pressure may cause further damage to the bone. Porcelain transfers that force with greater intensity than acrylic teeth. Acrylic also transfers less pressure from habits such as grinding, clenching or tapping teeth."
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