Zirconium also called Zirconia (Cercon) is rapidly becoming the material of choice for dental crowns. It is a very strong material able to withstand the wear and tear of every day use. Aesthetically, it is translucent very similar to a natural tooth, reflecting light in much the same way.
What is a Zirconia Crown?
At Dental Clinic Antalya, we prefer zirconia dental restorations over those made of any other material, including porcelain. Porcelain restorations cannot match zirconia in terms of strength, durability, longevity, appearance, and patient comfort.
Aesthetically, zirconia dental restorations look extremely natural. The optimized microstructure of the zirconia produces greater translucency, so the restorations reflect light in the same manner as natural teeth. This gives zirconia restorations an incredibly lifelike appearance. Further, the restorations can be color matched to your existing teeth.
Due to the non-abrasive nature of the material, zirconia restorations offer a level of comfort that is unmatched. Porcelain restorations may cause damage to the surrounding teeth and soft tissues as a result of the friction that occurs when talking or chewing.
This type of crown is made from zirconia, a very strong material which is compatible with the human body. Zirconia is used in many other medical applications such as artificial joints and is known for its strength and durability.
Zirconia is a type of crystal which is long lasting and indestructible.
Types of Zirconia Dental Restorations
Zirconia can be used in many types of dental restorations, including:
Inlays and onlays: These restorations are used to replace damaged areas of the biting surfaces of the molars.
Dental crowns: A crown can be used to restore a damaged tooth, or it can be paired with an implant to replace a single missing tooth.
Dental bridges: A dental bridge can be used to replace consecutive missing teeth.
Dentures: Full dentures can be fabricated to replace all of the teeth in the upper or lower arch. Partial dentures can be made to replace a few missing teeth in the lower or upper arch.