What’s the difference between acrylic and ceramic? | Patients Ask

What’s the difference between acrylic and ceramic? | Patients Ask


Today’s topic: Is it worth it or not worth
it? Screw-retained hybrid acrylic denture compared
to screw-retained ceramic. Which one’s worth it? You want to know about that? Stay tuned. Alright, so let’s talk about this hot topic. It’s not easy, it’s complicated. There’s a lot of money involved. And the patient needs to know which one is
best. It’s a very controversial topic. I’m only a lab technician okay. You can’t get service through me directly. If you’re a patient go to your doctor, they
can send me your prescription. Then I can consult with the doctor. I just want to be clear about that. Let’s say the patient doesn’t have any
teeth or the patient has a tooth hygiene problem, so the doctor has to
pull out everything and then they will make dentures for you
or if you don’t want dentures they will place implants for you
Regardless if they’re a Specialist or General Practitioner if you don’t have much money financially they’ll recommend dentures
or if you have a bit more money, you can get a locator with 2 implants
or 3 implants with a hader bar if you have more money, you can get 4 to 7
implants Many people still don’t know the pros and
cons So let’s clear that up today, okay
If you choose screw-retained implant dentures, here are the pros
lab costs are less I noticed the doctors charge around $1,500
all the way to $5,000 More pros, it’s light
it’s easy to repair, dentist can easily repair at their chairside
Why? This is acrylic, I call it plastic. Cleansibility is really good. Here’s the cons
after a year, if you don’t clean it well, this plastic can get stained and stink. Now we’ll talk about zirconia like this. This is top of the line, this is very expensive
Why? there’s a lot of work and labor involved. And a lot of high end skill involved in each
step that has to be thoroughly done that’s why I’m losing my hair
Pros: This is ceramic. Underneath the ceramic there’s a hybrid
bar We specially design it with tooth prep
and make it really thin underneath It won’t break ever because it’s titanium
not only that, we put ceramic over the top of it
all ceramic, so there’s absolutely no stains it’s beautiful just like real teeth
and exceptional hygiene underneath Alright, cons. It’s a little heavier than the other options,
up to 3 or 4 times heavier The price is around $4,000 to $8,000
depends on the laboratory skill level if they can do it, you can choose it
I’d like to talk to you aside, let me show you more in detail about it
Here’s the frame design, here’s after we sandblasted
Here’s after baking and then the final restorations
And this one, finished top and bottom, maxillary and mandible, the finished restorations
this is what you can get okay, and then here are the prototypes
we added a little bit more facially and here’s another sample for them
so that one, that one’s final there’s a lot of technicians out there
so you can choose: basic work, mediocre work, highest work
depends on the people, depends on their mentality depends on their background, just like with
diamonds so like I say, you can go to Walmart, get
a big 5 karat diamond for $2,000 but when you go to downtown Chicago, New York,
Tiffany, whatever they have very small $20,000 diamonds. The difference? Its quality. Right? So if you like that. I appreciate you saw my video. To really give me some motivation, push the
button which is the… subscribe for me
Appreciate it, alright Stay tuned. I’ll come up with other topics for you. Thank you!

Author: Kevin Mason

100 thoughts on “What’s the difference between acrylic and ceramic? | Patients Ask

  1. Where is there a lab that individuals can go to to get replacement full arch prosthesis if they already have 4 implants. Just the prosthesis no surgery or anything but the teeth. ?

  2. Absolutely loved your video , your honesty is greatly appreciated! And that’s why I have subscribed to your channel. You’ve cleared up a lot of doubts and questions. I’d love to be close to your office . Speaking of… is there a lab or office you’d recommend in the Tn area ? Thanks so very much for taking the time to the truth about these complicated issues.

  3. Are you allowed to recommend a dentist who will use you and your lab for a prosthesis. I went to a general dentist who pulled all my teeth and put in a prosthesis that he said cost him 12k. I have had nothing but problems. They are very uncomfortable and kind of hurt. In addition I'm having bad odors. I think I've been suckered. It took him 4 years to complete me when he said it was going to take about a year. I had a surgeon tell me he thought the surgery might have taken too long. I don't know what to do. I need someone I can trust. I guess my main question is can you recommend a reputable and skilled dentist who will use your lab ?

  4. Thank you for your time I'm 5 days in since all teeth pulled going for all on 4 didn't know about acrylic or ceramic

  5. I am disabled and have been through some very traumatic effects in the past 5 yrs and suffer with anxiety and severe depression. I cannot afford to even have teeth pulled. I would do anything even if I had to volunteer and do work to have my teeth fixed. My self esteem is so low and I don't even want to leave the house anymore, because I am so embarrassed. Could you help me find a Dentist who would help me? I just want to be able to smile again. 😢 I don't ask for things. I'm an only child, I don't waste money on frivolous stuff, I just want my life back. If u have any suggestions or know any dentist who would except the insurance I have which is not much…. It only covers $1000 a yr and it wld take me yrs to regain a beautiful smile again. I cry everyday, because I've had to pull my own teeth. The roots are still in tact, but I need 5 teeth pulled, a devriding, cleaning and 12 teeth filled with resin. I've reached out to so many ppl… 😢 And I have humbled myself just to get my smile back. I'll scrub floors if I have to. Even being disabled I will take the pain and do work for any dentist who wld help me work with my insurance and possibly do some work pro Bono. I hope to hear back from u soon. God bless you! 💖

  6. Hello, I want to ask you as a dental technician who lives in the turkey?

    I am using the wrong translation I am using translation
    I would be very glad if we had the opportunity to contact me

  7. Thank you for the great video and display of your great work. Maybe some day I'll have teeth again, but as usual life always gets in the way.

  8. I had 7 implants till every thing was done it cost $50,000. And I have one more to go. I have 9 of my teeth yet, here's hoping they never decay. My problem came from heavy meds and many many X-rays and MIRS every six month. I had breast cancer and three brain tumors plus I broke my back . And insurance (medical ins) will not cover any of the $50,000. My dental is only $2500 a year coverage. I'm a retired person. Any one have experience with their insurance coverage. Teeth are beautiful a and I had no pain at all ever thru the treatment.

  9. I like your videos. You’ve definitely got personality and seems you’ve got knowledge. Good to find someone who seems to respect his field of work. I was shocked to find that anyone can say they build teeth, but you and I know that’s ridiculous. The problem is finding someone who completed the coursework and showed the necessary skill and sense of responsibility .

  10. Always very very expensive in America , and if we could go some where out the country you have to pay to fly and have somewhere to stay Mexico has package deals , in Cancun they do beautiful work I think the whole package was around $9,000. your hotels are beautiful and right on the sunny beaches , people fly from every where but if you do have a problem bar none you have to go back there , always best to be in the country but the money is UNREAL

  11. @LSK121 I am in the process of having my teeth removed because of decay and bone loss, so far, I had (2) teeth removed and the had to add artificial bone to the area of my pulled teeth to prepare the areas for dental implants cam you provide some information in how they go about this process???? I am so confuse as to implants and, or Denture implants…. Can someone with knowledge give me some feed back?????? As of 3/2/2019 what I have done was have (2) teeth pulled and the bone added to the (2) areas, this Saturday, I will go through the same process (2) teeth pulled bone added. the cost of adding the bone was $600.00 each tooth extraction so it was $1200.00 does that price seem too pricy?????? I realize that is just the cost of adding the bone and the implants will be a separate price, but I haven't gotten to that point yet due to needing all my teeth extracted which hasn't happened yet I have about 24 more teeth to be extracted before I start my actual putting in of the implants.

  12. Thank you very much for the information. I am looking to make my own dentures- I've already pulled most of my own teeth, and now want to avoid potentially lethal complications of decay getting into my bloodstream.
    Will you be making a video of how dentures are made?
    Again, thank you !

  13. thank you for very informative video you mentioned the price for the screw retained hybrid acrylic denture is the price per a single arch or for both thank you

  14. Great info! Thank you! Can my dentist get A hold of you to make my teeth for the implants?
    Can you make a video about how the teeth receded with age and bone loss? Can you make the teeth implants so they come forward more so Rather than straight down?

  15. I am very grateful for the information so effective and complete about the decision to be taken What type of denture to use Thank you very much has been very complete and encouraged you to continue with this type of videos.

  16. Hi i am dental assistant i want to be dental lab technique what should i do
    I live in ca fresno

  17. Can my dentist get my dentures from you for that price ?
    They dare $4000 for hybrid pharone dentures that clip in and clip out
    I’m needing those and they will be secure but need to know if that’ggghhii

  18. Beautiful work – what level of training would i have to ask for to ascertain if i am dealing with a technician of your standard – specific certificates or courses? I would be interested to discuss with you a new area of prosthesis that will become apparent in the next few years and your thoughts on solutions.

  19. I appreciate all the information you provided and explaining all in so much detail. BTW…your work is absolutely beautiful. You are an artist sir……..

  20. You didn't mention the main point that all patients should be informed of, fixed appliances are very difficult to clean under. If this is neglected in any way then you risk loosing the whole bridge. The majority of these implant cases are related to poor oral hygiene in the first place. For patients who don't have the diligence for 30 mins cleaning every day with several different brushes and floss then a removable appliance is the only option.

  21. New to denture. Just received my temps. If you are looking for someone to use in your videos as a subject. Please let me know. Looking for perms but not sure of what way to go?

  22. I work in a dental process factory in China. We do removable dentures, implant crowns, porcelain fuze to zirconia and many other kinds of crown or bridges. if you are interested in it. you can add my Facebook Amber Li to watch more information.

  23. Did he say twenty thousand? Was that for implants as well?…Where is he? I can't find anything like that for 20K.

  24. Have they never tried 3D printing for dentures ? I don't understand that we can put machines in space yet good dentures are not within grasp unless you want debt ( obviously for us mere mortals of a standard pay ) I get the work that goes into them , just curious as to why technology for false teeth hasn't moved forward faster so to say ? ( sorry no offence intended in the way I have worded this)

  25. I want my dr to use you lab.. But how do I know that I will get you as my lab tech.. It must be you.. This is very INPORTANT to me..

  26. Well, I got screwed by not getting a 2nd opinion. All I needed was a partial with two teeth. My top teeth looked good. He said my bones were bad because I had had osteoporosis for 25 yrs. I wasn't aware him and his receptionost were facing fraud on Medicaid. The receptionist was filing false claims on patient's insurance, for example, she filed on my BCBS and the idiots paid the bill. My son is 39, and I've been single 20 yrs … no dependents. I'm explaining too much. I have 7 1/2 teeth on bottom in bad shape. FIrst dentures were beautiful but did not fit. He contacted a lab and they sent them overnight. They were not buffed out and looked cheap and broke. Havent had jaw teeth for years. That's been 8 years ago, and I cannot afford dental work. I now for the last 3 or 4 years go in public without a denture. My top lip is literally receding into my mouth. I sing, but that stopped several yrs ago. I just gave up. I will be 65 this fall. I miss eating good meals. And I've always been complemented on my former beautiful smile. I haven't dated in 20 yrs.

  27. I’m starting the process of replacing my acrylic All on four. Which is best: zirconium or ceramic? My implants are fine.

  28. I watch all your videos to learn about the all on four choices. My acrylic All on four needs replacing. I clench and my front teeth kept sheering off. My dentist thinks acrylic with porcelain is the way to go, but I had told her I wanted zirconium. She ignores me and says my prothesis didn’t fail it was just my teeth. But both acrylic and porcelain are made as part of the acrylic. So why would my teeth stop breaking off just because she used porcelain. I would appreciate any opinion you can give.

  29. USA rates are absolutely absurd.
    Come to Hungary or Turkey, where they have highly educated dentists who can do exactly the same procedure at 50-70% lower. Don't get screwed. Come to Europe!

  30. I have entire hybrid upper implants on 6 (Southern Implants) my implants are made of Zirconia ( cant scratch or stain or break) extremely expensive. I had bone graft first as had exteme malalignment and bone loss. Zirconia is awesome.

  31. a dentist license to print money..we [Britain] will end up like America soon.our nasty party[tories]want the rich to have private insurance and the poor can swing..but the tories are on there way out..so watch yourself mr orange man[trump ton]

  32. Wait, I'm confused. I was told that this procedure would cost me 25 yo 30 thousand.
    Am I going to the wrong people?

  33. Hi could I have my dentist have you make the hybrid acrylic teeth for my implants? I’d like to find out the cost difference. Would you please email me at [email protected]? I’d like to call and talk to you. You do beautiful work.

  34. I haven’t had back teeth since I was in my teens (19) I’m 39 now. I just got my first pair of dentures and they are horrible. I can’t stop crying. Everyone is telling me don’t worry you’ll fit into them. No way I can’t close my mouth! They are thick and the teeth are huge and crooked.. I look like I’m applying to play a character from the grinch! It doesn’t look natural. I have no top and bottom lip because The teeth are so big. It looks like I bought my teeth from a gumball machine. I hate it. I got taken for $2000.00 that I had to save up for. 😭 now I have to save up all over again and try to get another pair. I haven’t been anywhere outside my house since March of 2019.. when I removed my remaining 11 front teeth. With the exception of my k9’s cause that’s what the dentist said not to remove.. which by the way they are decaying cause my teeth always been bad. No matter how much I take care of them. I’m just one of the cases.. anyway we are now in The ending of June Summer is here and I’ve been cooped up in my house not taking my kids any where.. cause I have no TEETH! Some ppl are so money hungry that they will take advantage of someone like me. I’m depressed and stressed out because I have no TEETH once again. 🥺😭😩
    Sorry just venting.

  35. OMG! This doctor looks EXACTLY like my father! Even my kids said "is grandpa a dentist? I did not know that!". 😂

  36. How does one have screws implanted in the bone of your mouth and not have any pain ? I see only pain . Screws in my mouth 👄…. I don’t know ….
    they look beautiful tho thank you for sharing 🙏🏻

  37. I see; they have their lab tech doing a video in an effort to sell the ceramic because that's where the money is.
    Dentists & Prostodontists don't want to mess around with acrylic dentures anymore.
    And this creates a problem for people who want quality, detailed, life like dentures with character.
    Oh they'll take you on as a patient, & they'll even have their lab make you a denture, but not with the attention to quality & detail that
    would have spent in a previous time.
    The issue for people who don't want a discount type denture is that they will have to do an intergalactic search for
    a Dr. with the any integrity left.
    Hey, why not make quality acrylic dentures for patients while also getting a piece of the action? 
    I'd want to make that money vs the acrylic money too! I get it, but that doesn't have to mean that your office need be a sales pitch palace.
    Trust me, I used to be a patient of the guy who helped start this craze; Michael Tischler… (if you want to be sold & sent immediately to a financing desk the second you enter a place, go there, it USED TO BE a good Dental Practice.
    Back to the subject; look at how patronizing this video is, as if those in need of a denture are going to be so easily swayed by the gleaming
    ceramic that they'll lose all common sense & not notice that he never gives any "cons."  Gotta say, it gave me a chuckle!
    Do they look life like & beautiful? Yes, of course they do!
    Do they click & feel heavy against your other teeth? Yes…
    Will they break if you accidentally drop them? Yes…
    And one other thing that no Dentists I've met have had the decency to mention when UP SELLING you, & that if you decide to
    go with the "All on four" implant option; before you do it make sure to ask the dentist about "Lip Support…"
    See how they answer that…
    Not that implants aren't revolutionary because they certainly are, but there are things Dentist's are not saying these days in order to
    sell these porcelain teeth.
    I begrudge no one for trying to make more income, but the person in need of help who either can't afford the 30,000 arch or whom doesn't want it; is left hunting for someone who will be STRAIGHT FORWARD.
    And Btw, turn the goofy music down, it's over the top dramatic.
    If you're going to use music, have someone who is experienced at doing videos choose & layer your music over the piece in a subtle way

  38. Thank you for the information. May I respectfully request that any future videos either have much softer music, or no music at all. I struggled to hear a lot of the information at times.

  39. Thank you. Looks like I made the right choice. I choose the more expensive ones with 6 posts. and non plastic teeth.

  40. Thank you for the information, although now I know that I'll never be able to afford the expensive ones. At least I know.

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