Posted on 20 August 2019 by Michael Tang

Properly fitted dentures can be almost indistinguishable from natural teeth -- but which material is the best choice? Porcelain and acrylic resin dentures are the most common materials used. The material you and your dentist opt for depends on several factors:

  • Longevity: Porcelain is stronger than acrylic resin and will last longer
  • Strength: Acrylic false teeth are less susceptible to cracks and chips than porcelain
  • Bone density: Acrylic dentures are better for patients with bone loss in the jaw

Both “acrylic and porcelain dentures require regular check-ups” to ensure a proper fit is maintained and there is no damage from wear and tear. Read more about the relative advantages of both types of dentures at https://www.livestrong.com/article/291153-porcelain-vs-acrylic-teeth/

Michael Tang

Michael Tang

BDS MFGDP(UK)RCS PGDIP(IMPDENT) MSC(IMPDENT)
GDC 80508

Michael has a special interest in aesthetic dental implantology including the “teeth in a day” technique. He receives referrals from other dentists for implant surgery as well as bone and soft tissue grafting, and sinus lifting.  He is also very experienced in smile makeovers, adult cosmetic braces and non-surgical facial aesthetics.
 
His interest in dental implantology stemmed from a course held in Harley Street in 2005.  In the same year he deci…

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