You have probably heard about porcelain dental veneers and how they can transform your smile. You may also have heard that they are costly. While less expensive options are available, porcelain has many advantages. They may cost more, but we believe that they are the most beautiful and realistic option for smile design and improvement.

Are porcelain dental restorations worth the cost? If you want the most beautiful teeth and the longest lasting beauty, our answer is yes.

Why porcelain?

Porcelain is a durable, stain-resistant material that reflects light more closely to natural dental enamel than any other material that is available in dentistry. Because of its superior light reflection, porcelain dental work looks so much like natural teeth that more often than not no one will be able to tell the difference.

Porcelain can also last longer than restorations done with other materials. The upfront cost may be higher, but there should be less frequent need for replacements. The stain resistance means that the beautiful color of your restored teeth will last longer than it would if you were to choose less expensive materials that are more susceptible to staining from foods and beverages.

Porcelain vs composite

Composite dental restorations are made of a mixture of resins. This material provides good dental restorations and has the advantage of being less expensive. The process of getting composite restorations is also usually quicker compared to getting porcelain restorations. While composite restorations are good, porcelain restorations are superior in durability and appearance, and they may have less need for future maintenance and less staining.

What types of porcelain restorations are available?

High quality porcelain can be used for:

Crowns restore broken or damaged teeth, while inlays and onlays are slightly smaller and similar to fillings. Veneers can dramatically change your smile by filling in gaps, changing the shape of front teeth and covering small lines or chips. They can be chosen in a shade that is whiter than your natural teeth or match it.

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Are porcelain dental restorations worth the cost? They definitely have advantages over the alternatives and will give you long lasting and beautiful teeth. The first step to finding out if porcelain restorations are right for you is to give Chicago dentist Dr Meyer a call. We can set up a consultation appointment for you to come in and discuss your options.

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