Materials used in prosthetics


Materials used in prosthetics are durable and aesthetic, so as to cope with the enormous pressure exerted on them in the mouth during everyday use.

Inlays and onlays are made of a special technical composite, much harder than those used at the dentist’s office, or porcelain. Similarly, crowns and bridges as well as porcelain veneers are made of porcelain. Porcelain is a material with great aesthetics, with a look reminiscent of tooth enamel. The great advantages of porcelain are beautiful gloss, hardness and color stability. However, the disadvantage is fragility, therefore, mainly in the side sections we try to support it, e.g. with zirconia.

Crown-root inlays, i.e. root studs under the crown, are usually made of a very hard and durable hypoallergenic chromium-cobalt alloy. You can also use fiberglass or zirconium inserts.

So-called "movable dentures" are made of acrylic - a common material, not very expensive, but aesthetic, with satisfactory strength, more porous than porcelain, but with less color stability. Teeth in the denture can be acrylic, composite or porcelain. Depending on the type of denture, the background and support for teeth can be a metal-hard skeleton, light and very comfortable, or acrylic only.


see also: Prosthetics - the key for fleshy smile Inserts and outlays of crowns Prosthetic crowns Crown and roots inserts Porcelain veneers Prosthetic bridges AET Bridges