The main advantages of using porcelain teeth in dentures are that porcelain is a little more translucent and has a greater depth of color, and it is wear-resistant and stain-resistant. Porcelain teeth do not bond chemically to the base, and they can easily be removed. This is an advantage as the base of the denture can be replaced, if necessary, while keeping the artificial teeth, notes Intelligent Dental.
Another advantage of porcelain teeth dentures is that porcelain teeth feel very similar to natural teeth. As a result, patients adapt easier to porcelain teeth than to teeth made of other materials. The heating process used to make porcelain teeth dentures causes them to become very hard and durable, and they last a lot longer, explains Colgate.
Dentures are usually made from either porcelain or various types of resin. Porcelain was originally the preferred material used to make artificial teeth due to its strength and durability, but more recently acrylic resin has become the preferred material, as it adheres more securely to the denture base, and it is a lot cheaper and lighter in weight than porcelain, states Colgate.
Alexis Duchateau made the first porcelain dentures in 1770, according to Intelligent Dental.