Zirconia Dental Restorations
Zirconia Crowns and Zirconia Dental Restorations
Crowns and dental restorations from zirconium dioxide are preferred over those made of any other material, including porcelain. In terms of strength, durability, longevity, appearance, and patient comfort, they are far superior.
Rigorous laboratory tests prove zirconia restorations have a 200 percent higher bending strength than porcelain products. Zirconia withstands the normal wear and tear on teeth from chewing, biting, and speaking far better! Due to their enhanced durability and strength, zirconia restorations last longer than porcelain.
Aesthetically, zirconia dental restorations look extremely natural. The optimized micro structure of the zirconia produces greater translucency. Because of this, the restorations reflect light in the same manner as natural teeth. This gives zirconia restorations an incredibly lifelike appearance. Further, the restorations can be colored 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.
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.