Porcelain and plastic replacement options:
Porcelain or plastic?
While materials can be used, we recommend porcelain because it is a much stronger, custom fabricated restoration providing both durability and strength to your remaining tooth structure. On the other hand, plastic can be a great option for replacing your small fillings, however, when used for large restorations, it doesn't tend last as long before needing to be replaced. Eventually the tooth will require a porcelain restoration which is why we endorse and recommend going with porcelain as the most cost effective long-term option.
Compared head to head, porcelain easily wins in strength, durability and longevity – come into our office and we can show you examples the qualities so you can see for yourself.
You can prolong the life of your new restorations by ensuring proper home care as well as regular dental visits.