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How durable are porcelain dentures?

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Posted by: bradleyheathhays  (7 months ago)
I'm helping my mother decide between porcelain and acrylic for her first set of dentures and we're concerned with how durable porcelain dentures are.

Other than when dropped, how often do the teeth tend to come out during normal use with porcelain dentures?

Thanks
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I'm helping my mother decide between porcelain and acrylic for her first set of dentures and we're concerned with how durable porcelain dentures are.

Other than when dropped, how often do the teeth tend to come out during normal use with porcelain dentures?

Thanks


There is no reason to use porcelain teeth in dentures anymore, in my opinion. Modern how-quality acrylic teeth do not chip, chemically bond to plastic, and are easier to adjust and repolish.

Porcelain teeth must be mechanically locked into the acrylic. Sometimes the metal pins that form a lock will break, allowing porcelain teeth to come out of the denture.
Posted 7 months ago
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The Porcelain Teeth are Chewing puts pressure on your dentures. The force is then transferred to the bone underneath your gums. Porcelain teeth are more dense and heavier, it is less forces that force with greater intensity which can accelerate bone loss. while the Acrylic Teeth are less pressure to the gums and bone. As a result, it is not accelerate bone loss in the same way that porcelain teeth do.
 
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