Glendale Dentist Explains Why Various Materials Are Used In Dentistry

Written by Dr. McKay on Jun 20, 2017

As the world of dentistry has continued to advance, our team has been able to use better and better materials to help patients perfect their smiles. In this short article our Glendale dentists are reviewing the attributes of some popular dental materials. Let’s get started!

As you may already know, dental bonding is one of the fastest and most convenient ways to achieve functional and aesthetic dental changes. This treatment utilizes composite resin to improve individual teeth. Here’s how it works: our dentist applies the resin to the patient’s natural tooth structure. Then we cure the resin so that it hardens and bonds to the dental enamel. People love composite resin because it can be molded into any shape, and shaded to match the patient’s dental enamel. Composite resin can also be placed and cured in just one appointment. You may want to use dental bonding to correct dental damage, resurface unattractive or dark enamel, and even close gaps between teeth.

Porcelain is another material that is frequently utilized to create dental restorations. Restorative crowns, for example, can be made from porcelain; these crowns look natural and are sturdy enough to stand up to the wear and tear of daily life. Aesthetic restorations—like veneers and LUMINEERS—are also crafted from porcelain. These restorations are very thin—about the width of a contact lens—so that they look natural and attractive once applied to the patient’s teeth. Using porcelain, our team is able to craft restorations that are shaped and sized to suit the patient’s unique needs. We can also shade porcelain to look natural in your smile—you never have to worry about your restoration looking too bright or unnaturally white.

Our Glendale dentists are here to help you determine which types of dental materials are best for your smile. As always, you can learn more by reaching out to our team and scheduling a personal consultation!