Zirconium (zircon, zirconia) is a transition metal discovered in the 18th century. From aerospace to military, zirconium is used in many fields. Because of its corrosion resistance of zirconium, it is a preferred metal in many areas species.
Zirconium is white and permeable and therefore it is preferred to be used in dentistry as base of zirconium-ceramic crowns.
Who can Use the Zirconia Crowns?
Zirconia crowns can be applied to everyone. It has no allergens and can be used in a big range. There is also no age limit.
What are the Advantages of Zirconia Crowns Compared to Other Crowns?
Zirconia crowns have more advantages than metal ceramic crowns. They are translucent and white.
Thanks to the transmission of light, zirconia crowns look more similar to natural tooth. Metal crowns do not have this advantage.
Contrary to metal crowns, zirconium is resistant to corrosion and therefore the colour does not change and it also does not leave a metallic taste in the mouth.
Are Zirconium Crowns Harmful to the Body?
The zirconium crowns are not harmful to the body. This material is tissue-friendly.
Do Zirconia Crowns Cause for Gum Pigmentation?
Zirconium does not cause for infections on the gums because it is resistant to corrosion. If the patient takes care of his oral hygiene there will be no problem.
Sometimes teeth with root canal treatment change from natural colour. Zirconium beholds his own colour and natural look. In this case the colour change is visible under the thin gum. The origin of the discoloration is not because of the zircon crown but the natural tooth (root).
Does the Transmittance of Teeth Disappear with Zirconia Crowns?
The light transmission of the natural tooth and the zircon crown is identical. It can especially be used by patients who wish an aesthetic look.
How Long the Treatment of Zirconium Coating?
The treatment will take on average about 5 days.