WHAT ARE ZIRCONIA CROWNS.
Zirconia crowns are dental restorations that are used to cover and protect damaged or decayed teeth. They are made from a material called zirconia, which is a type of ceramic that is known for its strength, durability, and aesthetic qualities.
BENEFITS OF ZIRCONIA CROWNS
These crowns are preferred for their natural appearance, as the material can be color-matched to blend seamlessly with the surrounding teeth.
Zirconia is a biocompatible material, meaning it is compatible with the human body and does not cause any adverse reactions or allergies. It is highly resistant to wear and fracture, making it an excellent choice for dental crowns.
The process of getting a zirconia crown typically involves the following steps:
Tooth preparation: The damaged or decayed tooth is first prepared by removing any existing filling material or decay. The tooth is then shaped to accommodate the crown.
Impression: An impression of the prepared tooth is taken using dental putty or digital scanning technology. This impression serves as a model for creating the custom zirconia crown.
Temporary crown: While the permanent zirconia crown is being fabricated in a dental laboratory, a temporary crown may be placed to protect the prepared tooth.
Crown placement: Once the zirconia crown is ready, the temporary crown is removed, and the permanent crown is checked for fit, color, and aesthetics. It is then permanently cemented onto the prepared tooth using dental adhesive.
ZIRCONIA CROWNS VS PFM CROWNS
Zirconia crowns offer several advantages over other types of dental crowns, such as metal or porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns. They are highly durable, resistant to chipping or cracking, and provide excellent aesthetics. However, they may require more tooth preparation compared to other types of crowns, and the cost of zirconia crowns can be higher. It’s important to consult with a dentist to determine the best option based on individual dental need. Contact us for further queries related your teeth.