The materials used to craft crowns, veneers, bridges, and dentures have advanced significantly throughout the history of dentistry. When it comes to dental crowns and other restorations, porcelain has long been used for its ability to mimic healthy tooth structure. Zirconia is similar to porcelain. Although they resemble each other in appearance, zirconia is more durable. Zirconia crowns are becoming more popular, and we often recommend them for patients who require an attractive but reliably strong dental crown.
Zirconia crowns contain a significant amount of zirconium oxide, which offers unparalleled strength, biocompatibility, and resemblance to the color and shine of your natural teeth. In addition to being semi-translucent like natural teeth, zirconia crowns are also transparent in X-rays, so we can see the tooth structure underneath it during your routine examinations.
Zirconia dental crowns offer a variety of benefits compared to other materials, including:
More natural and realistic esthetic results
Enhanced durability for improved function
A more comfortable fit due to their precise construction
The ability to protect teeth better than many other materials