Understanding Zirconia Crowns
Zirconia crowns are a popular possibility when it comes to restorative dentistry. Here, we will explain what they are and outline the benefits they offer to patients.
What is a Zirconia Crown?
A zirconia crown is a type of artificial dental restoration which replaces a lost or damaged upper and/or lower tooth with a strong, ceramic prosthetic. Each crown is carefully designed and fitted for individual patients for a natural, aesthetically pleasing appearance.
The zirconia material from which the crown is made is incredibly durable, and even more robust than other metal-free restoration options.
Benefits of Zirconia Crowns
Patients can enjoy several benefits when opting for zirconia crowns:
- White appearance: The translucent material appears very natural in color and is much less visible than other types of crowns, such as metal crowns.
- Strong: Zirconia is an incredibly strong and durable material, lasting significantly longer than options such as resin.
- Biocompatible: Zirconia is a biocompatible material and is less likely to cause irritation or adverse reactions than other types of crowns.
- No metal irritation: Unlike metal crowns, zirconia crowns do not contain metal components, which greatly reduces the risk of irritation to the gums.
- Conservative preparation: Since zirconia is a strong material, dentists can more conservatively prepare the tooth for restoration.
Zirconia crowns offer an attractive, conservative and durable option for tooth restoration for both upper and lower teeth. The material is incredibly robust, looks natural and minimizes any potential irritation from metal components. As such, zirconia crowns provide a great choice for restorative dentistry.