Zirconium Crowns

Not only meeting the esthetic expectations of the patient but also a long term structural, functional, and biological success is very important for both your dentist and technician.

Making teeth that will look natural is not only about the color. They are made taking the color tone, saturation, brightness, and translucence into consideration.

Natural Look in Dental Esthetics

Pale and opaque look of the teeth make patients think translucence of the teeth is insufficient.
The dentist pays attention to several parameters. Cutting edge of the teeth and their structures are also very important.

Non-Metal porcelain crowns

There are many non-metal porcelain crowns in structures like zirconium or alumina. Your dentist decides on which non-metal porcelain to use after the examination. Zirconium teeth are preferred for the posterior teeth as they are durable and provide an esthetic look whereas; other non-metal porcelain structures are preferred for the anterior teeth.
Zirconium crowns have a durability degree of 900-1400 MPa. Metal porcelains are durable approximately up to 800 MPa or less. Use of zirconium is also common for 3–4-unit bridges. As they have the same color as your teeth, you will not see gray reflections in the gum area.

What is Zirconium Crown?

Zirconium aesthetic dental applications and zirconium material coating solutions are among the treatment methods closest to tooth color.

Zirconium oxide is a highly resistant porcelain. In patients with high aesthetic expectations, zirconium porcelain is used because it provides a more natural appearance compared to traditional metal-supported porcelain systems. It is preferred in tooth supported crown bridge prostheses and implant crown bridge prostheses.

What are the Advantages of Zirconium Crowns?

• Since zirconium crowns provide light transmittance, they offer the closest appearance to your natural teeth.
• They are highly compatible with your gums and accelerate the adaptation in a short time.
• They eliminate the purplish strip on the gum line caused by metal-supported applications.
• If you are allergic to metal, they are the ideal treatment tools for you to have healthy and white teeth.
• If you are allergic to metal, they are the ideal treatment tools for you to have healthy and white teeth.
• Within the scope of our zirconium crown treatment, less parts of your teeth are reduced compared to other applications. In this context, losses are prevented.
• Since there is no intensive tooth cutting in our zirconium crown treatment, your tooth sensitivity to cold and hot foods and drinks completely disappears after the treatment.
• The zirconium crown allows you to provide a long-lasting lifetime with basic tooth cleaning techniques.
• When you need a single tooth veneer, it offers the result that will not grin and provide the highest harmony in terms of color, besides your healthy natural teeth.

Do Zirconium Crowns stain? How should zirconium crowns be maintained?

Zirconium crowns do not show serious coloration as long as oral care is taken care of. However, in patients with excessive consumption of cigarettes, tea, and coffee, who do not pay attention to oral hygiene, staining may occur on natural teeth.

Zirconium veneer care is the same as the cleaning procedure applied to natural teeth. What needs to be done in daily dental care also applies to zirconium. The correct brushing technique and dental floss 2-3 times a day will be sufficient for the maintenance and long-term use of zirconium prostheses.

Do zirconium crowns damage the tooth?

In all types of crowns, that is, the teeth to be covered, it is necessary to wear the teeth a little and make room for the prosthetic tooth to be made. Therefore, a small amount of abrasion is made on the teeth for zirconium prostheses, but this amount is not more than the abrasion for metal-supported coatings.

The fracture resistance and durability of zirconium are quite high. However, it is not correct to give a definite lifetime for the prosthesis made. Because as much as the material used, the muscle activation, abnormal habits and nutritional habits of the user are also effective on the life of the prosthesis.

In which cases zirconium crowns are applied

• If your teeth have been cut beforehand,
• If you have a non-aesthetic tooth alignment due to your split teeth,
• If you are uncomfortable with the dark band created by metal-supported coatings in your mouth,
• If you have teeth with intense fractures,
• If your teeth reflect a bad appearance with old fillings whose color, structure and texture have deteriorated,
• If there is too much material loss in your teeth that the filling cannot fill,
• If you do not prefer orthodontic treatment for your crooked and crooked teeth to be aesthetic and healthy, we design your teeth with natural white colored and healthy new coatings with our zirconium crown treatment.

Are zirconium crowns as durable as metal-supported porcelain crowns?

There are some differences between metal-supported coating and zirconium coating, which are two different tooth coating methods. The prominent feature of metal-supported porcelain teeth; Its durability is that it can be used as a bridge in long edentulous areas.

Such as, if you have more than 2 cavities and a bridge is planned, metal-supported porcelain is preferred. This is because it can maintain solid structures and resistance for a long time. In its shortest definition, zirconium is a white metal. It carries many features of the metal concept as an elemental. It is aesthetically superior and more biocompatible. They have a more successful appearance than porcelain teeth in terms of natural appearance.

Are zirconium crowns more aesthetic than metal-supported porcelain crowns?

Zirconium dental crowns are far ahead in terms of aesthetic stance, tissue harmony and naturalness. Of course, it should not be forgotten that there are many quality options for this zirconium. If planning and measurements are done well, very long bridges are difficult to break unless they are built. More vivid, natural results are obtained.

Metal-backed coatings are opaque. Colors are cooler and matte than zirconium crowns.
Metal bridges are used to support the ceramic on which the tooth form will be formed in metal-supported coatings. In zirconium coatings, this layer is white in color and does not create a dark reflection from the gingiva. It transmits light.

How is the gingival compatibility and relationship of zirconium chromes compared to porcelain crowns?

In teeth with metal crowns, problems such as color reflection from the gingiva occur due to gingival recession in the long term. The zirconium coating is highly compatible with the gingiva and can be used for many years.
Long-lasting results are achieved with well-made coatings. It is not true to say that the zirconium coating is longer lasting, but it is much more suitable for gum and oral health.