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Zirconia Crowns:The Purpose and Process

- Oct 26, 2018 -

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With their extreme durability and natural look, zirconia dental crowns are becoming more popular every year. There are many advantages — as well as disadvantages — to these zirconia crowns. So, listen to your cosmetic dentist’s advice when it comes to the kind of dental crown you need for your teeth.


Not everyone has the same issues. Most of the zirconia dental crown advantages come from the aesthetic nature of the material and the way it looks on your teeth. On the other hand, zirconia crown disadvantages include not being able to recognize whether the tooth underneath is decaying.


Only your experienced specialist in cosmetic dentistry and general dentistry can evaluate you and your unique dental goals. Your trained cosmetic denti can ensure you the best possible implementation of the zirconia crowns. But you should only get them if they match your oral health needs and cosmetic goals.


The Purpose and Process of Dental Crowns


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A crown is used to strengthen a decayed, broken or cracked tooth or to cover a large hole in a tooth left after a root canal. The process of placing a zirconia dental crown is similar to the process for all other crown materials. It takes place over two stages:

  1. The preparation stage, where your teeth are made ready for the crown

  2. The fitting stage, where your dentist adjusts the crown onto your tooth

For the procedure, your dentist  ensure that the entire tooth will be covered and protected right up to or just below your gum line. This procedure prevents harmful bacteria from entering the tooth in the future. Once the crown is in place, the tooth is as strong or stronger than your natural teeth.