What is Zirconia Dental Crowns?

What Are Zirconia Dental Crowns?

Imagine a solution that not only restores your smile but transforms it and elevates it to its most captivating potential. It may sound too good to be true, but it is true. That’s the power of zirconia crowns. Crafted from high-performance zirconium dioxide, these crowns boast unmatched durability and resilience. Unlike traditional metal options, they resist corrosion and chipping, standing strong against the test of time with each confident bite and radiant smile. This exceptional strength makes them ideal for restoring severely compromised teeth, ensuring a smile that’s not only breathtakingly beautiful but also built to last.

Zirconium crowns or A zirconia dental crown is a type of dental cap that is used to restore teeth that have been damaged or decayed due to injury, cavities, or other dental issues. It differs from traditional dental crowns in that it is made from zirconium dioxide, which is a ceramic material that is known for its strength, durability, and biocompatibility.

Unlike traditional dental crowns that may be made from metal, porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM), ceramic, or resin, zirconia crowns offer numerous advantages. For one, they are highly resistant to wear, chipping, and cracking, making them a popular choice for restoring teeth that are subject to a lot of pressure and strain, such as the molars. Additionally, they are biocompatible, meaning that they rarely cause any allergic reactions or adverse effects in the mouth.

Zirconia crowns can be made using either CAD/CAM technology or traditional casting methods. CAD/CAM technology involves the use of computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing to create a 3D model of the tooth and then mill the crown from a block of zirconia. Traditional casting methods involve the use of a mold to create a replica of the tooth, which is then used to cast the zirconia crown.

One of the key benefits of zirconia crowns is that they are custom-made to fit the patient’s tooth precisely, ensuring a comfortable and natural-looking restoration. Additionally, zirconia crowns can be color-matched to the patient’s natural teeth, providing aesthetic results that are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth.

In summary, zirconia crowns are an excellent choice for patients who need to restore damaged, decayed, or discolored teeth. They offer numerous advantages over traditional dental crowns, including strength, durability, biocompatibility, and aesthetic appeal. Whether made using CAD/CAM technology or traditional casting methods, zirconia crowns are custom-made to fit the patient’s tooth precisely, ensuring a comfortable and natural-looking restoration.

Same-Day Crowns using CEREC technology

Thanks to cutting-edge CEREC technology, zirconia crowns can be crafted and placed in a single visit! This innovative system captures a digital scan of your tooth, meticulously sculpting a crown with unparalleled precision. No temporary crowns, no return visits – just a streamlined experience that unveils your radiant smile on the same day.

Start your transformation journey today! Schedule your consultation!

Different Types of Crowns

While zirconia crowns captivate with their brilliance, it’s essential to explore the full spectrum of crown options to find the perfect fit for your smile. Here’s a closer look at some alternatives:

  1. Porcelain-Fused-to-Metal (PFM) Crowns:
  • Pros: Durable, budget-friendly, good for back teeth.
  • Cons: Less natural-looking due to metal framework, possible gum line discoloration.
  1. Gold Crowns:
  • Pros: Exceptionally strong, biocompatible, long-lasting.
  • Cons: High cost, less aesthetically pleasing for visible teeth.
  1. All-Ceramic Crowns (excluding Zirconia):
  • Pros: Natural-looking, good for front teeth, biocompatible.
  • Cons: Slightly less durable than zirconia, potentially higher cost.
  1. Resin Crowns:
  • Pros: Most affordable option, temporary use or for front teeth.
  • Cons: Not as strong or durable, prone to chipping and staining.
  1. Stainless Steel Crowns:
  • Pros: Very affordable, temporary use for children’s teeth.
  • Cons: Not aesthetically pleasing, can irritate gums.

Not sure which one is the right one for you? Schedule your appointment today to learn more!

How long should a zirconia crown last?

One of the most captivating aspects of zirconia crowns is their uncanny ability to mimic the natural translucency of teeth. Not just that, but their durability makes them an ideal option for many individuals. With proper care, zirconia crowns can last for 10-15 years, making them a worthwhile investment in your smile.

What will chip a dental crown?

While zirconia is robust, improper chewing habits like clenching or biting hard objects can chip any crown. Accidental trauma can also pose a risk. That’s why it’s crucial to follow your dentist’s instructions and avoid hard objects and foods. However, when you choose the right dentist, you can entrust your smile with them.

What is the cost of a Zirconia crown?

The cost of a crown can vary depending on the chosen material, the complexity of the procedure, and other factors. However, zirconia crowns, with their exceptional blend of strength, beauty, and convenience, often represent a worthwhile investment in your oral health and self-confidence. Expect to pay around $350 to $700 in Turkey. This compares favorably to the USA, where zirconia crowns typically cost between $1,000 and $2,500.

Zirconia crowns on the Gold Coast

Choosing a cosmetic dental procedure is an intimate decision. It’s about entrusting your smile to an experienced and artistic hand, one that can translate your vision into a reality exceeding expectations. At our practice, we believe every smile deserves celebration, and we’re dedicated to crafting crowns that not only restore function but also radiate confidence and joie de vivre.

So, if you yearn for a smile as strong as it is captivating, as timeless as it is trendsetting, then zirconia crowns might just be your perfect match. Schedule your appointment today, and start your enchanting journey towards your dream smile! 

How Are Zirconia Crowns Applied?

The zirconia Crowns application involves two stages:

Stage 1: Tooth preparation and temporary crown placement

In this stage, your dentist will carefully numb the area around the affected tooth, then reshape it to create a suitable base for the crown. This may involve removing a small amount of enamel or dentin to ensure proper fit. After that, your dentist will either take an impression or use a scanning device to capture the precise shape and size of the prepared tooth, which will be used to create a custom-fabricated zirconia crown.

Finally, a temporary crown made of resin or plastic will be placed over the prepared tooth to protect it from sensitivity and maintain its function while the permanent zirconia crown is being fabricated.

Stage 2: Permanent Crown Placement and Cementation

Upon receiving the fabricated zirconia crown from the dental lab, your dentist will carefully examine it for fit and color. Then the prepared tooth and surrounding area will be thoroughly cleaned and isolated to prevent contamination during the cementation process. After that, your dentist will use a specialized dental cement to attach the permanent zirconia crown securely to the prepared tooth, then excess cement will be removed and the crown will be checked for proper fit and occlusion (bite).

Finally, your dentist may make minor adjustments to the crown to ensure optimal comfort and function.

Zirconium Crowns: Safety, Strength, and Beauty Combined

It’s no wonder that zirconia crowns have revolutionized the field of dentistry. What sets them apart from traditional materials like metal-based crowns is their biocompatibility. Its inert nature minimizes the risk of allergic reactions or adverse tissue responses, making it a safe and suitable choice for patients with sensitivities to certain metals or materials. Also, zirconium crowns are renowned for their exceptional strength, outperforming traditional porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) crowns for their ability to withstand the rigors of everyday chewing and biting, which makes them ideal for both front and back teeth. Not just that, but they also look natural with their translucency, which is similar to that of natural enamel, allowing light to pass through, creating a lifelike tooth-like appearance that seamlessly blends in with the surrounding teeth.

Are Zirconium Crowns Suitable for Everyone?

Zirconium crowns are considered a safe and suitable option for most people. However, there are a few exceptions that stand in the way, including:

  • People with severe gum disease: Gum disease can weaken the tooth structure and make it difficult to achieve a good fit for a crown. In this case, you need to treat it before getting a zirconia crown.
  • People with heavy bruxism: Bruxism is the habit of grinding or clenching your teeth. This can put excessive wear and tear on zirconia crowns and may cause them to chip or break.
  • People with very thin tooth enamel: Zirconia crowns require a certain amount of tooth enamel to be removed in order to fit properly.

Why Choose Aesthetic Airways

If you are considering zirconia crowns to transform your smile, Aesthetic Airways invites you to embark on a journey of dental excellence. With its team of experienced dentists, cutting-edge technology, and personalized care, Aesthetic Airways is poised to provide you with the exceptional dental care you deserve. Contact Aesthetic Airways today to schedule a consultation and discover the transformative power of zirconia crowns!

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Zirconium Crowns Before and After

See all our impressive before and after zirconium crowns photos to see the incredible work our dentists have done over hundreds of smiles.