Now the key question… Why the Strongest Restorations Aren’t Always the Best?
Moving on to the important question, there could be many reasons, such as:
1. Strong Materials May Not Be As Beautiful –
Stronger materials have their own set of disadvantages. From the perspective of looks, they may not look as appealing as some of the materials discussed before. At present, zirconia is the strongest material being used by dentists for dental restorations. Although Zirconia is a white ceramic and somewhat passable when it comes to restorations, it’s opaque—and not translucent like your natural tooth enamel.
2. Strong Materials May Harm Natural Teeth –
One more issue is that these stronger materials may be many times stronger, compared to your natural tooth enamel (possibly even 30 times stronger, in comparison with natural tooth enamel). If you have an incredibly strong restoration banging up against a natural tooth in a way that results in a destructive force, though the artificial tooth may make it through just fine, the natural tooth may vanish. So, it’s vital to balance the options, and not opt exclusively for durable restorations to deal with the stress.
3. Inappropriately Placed Strong Crowns May Lead To TMJ –
It’s not just the opposing tooth that’s in danger from an inappropriately placed artificial tooth, such as a dental crown. If an artificial tooth is put in a manner that creates an imbalanced bite, it may cause harm outside of your mouth. If a dental crown stops your jaw from getting a stress-free rest place, your jaw muscles may be subjected to high pressure. As your muscles strain to find a relaxing situation, they can put unwanted pressure on your jaw joints, causing them to displace or experience destructive wear. The muscle strain, jaw dislocation, and destructive wear may cause jaw dysfunction and jaw pain in addition to headaches, back pain, neck pain—all symptoms of TMJ.