Zirconia crowns are metal-free and boast excellent biocompatibility, making them an excellent alternative for patients with metal allergies who currently wear porcelain crowns.

Strength also allows them to be thinner than other types of crowns, meaning more healthy tooth can be preserved by maintaining healthier tooth structure.

They Are Aesthetically Pleasing

Zirconia crowns differ from their porcelain counterparts (known as feldspathic porcelain) by having enough strength to resist staining, giving them the appearance of being whiter, closer to natural teeth and less obvious.

Zirconia crowns are translucent, so light is transmitted through them and allows the color of the tooth underneath to shine through, eliminating the dark gumline that often appears with porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns, especially as patients age and their gums recede.

Zirconia crowns are also beloved among dental patients because of their thin construction without compromising strength – this allows their dentist to save more of the natural tooth for long-term oral health benefits.

Zirconia crowns can also be made using CEREC CAD/CAM technology in one visit, after numbing the affected tooth. Your dentist can then make an impression of both tooth and bite before milling out a zirconia crown from a block within their office.

They Are Strong

Zirconia crowns can add beauty and depth to your smile. Not only can they repair chipped, discolored or broken teeth but they can also be custom designed to match the appearance of natural teeth in your smile.

Zirconia is an extremely durable material, which enables crowns made with it to be thinner than those constructed using other materials – this allows your dentist to preserve more of the healthy natural tooth when installing one.

Zirconia dental crowns offer superior durability to porcelain alternatives in terms of crack resistance, and wear resistance due to bruxism (the practice of grinding teeth).

Zirconia is an exceptionally biocompatible material, as it does not require metal substructure for rigidity and stability. As it’s chemically inert and can withstand high-pressure bite forces without damage, zirconia crowns may be ideal choices for back teeth that experience heavy chewing pressures.

They Are Biocompatible

Many patients in need of crowns to protect damaged, cracked, or worn-down teeth will find zirconia an ideal choice. Not only are these crowns strong and visually appealing, they are also biocompatible – meaning they do not cause the same sort of sensitivities associated with metal-based crowns such as hot/cold food sensitivity.

Traditional porcelain or metal crowns require the removal of significant portions of natural healthy tooth, which may eventually weaken or expose more of their structure over time. Zirconia crowns offer more preservation of natural tooth structure due to being significantly thinner.

Zirconia can be combined with porcelain to achieve a more tooth-like aesthetic and provide dentists with additional options when treating patients. These translucent zirconia crowns provide strength, as well as more realistic aesthetic than solid zirconia alone.

They Are Resistant to Staining

Zirconia is an extremely durable material designed to look just like natural teeth, offering unsurpassed stain-resistance and discoloration resistance – an invaluable feature for patients seeking to preserve their smile with natural teeth.

As zirconia is opaque, its hue may differ slightly from real teeth – potentially becoming an issue for patients who require crowns in visible locations.

Zirconia crowns differ from traditional metal crowns by not reacting to temperature changes in the mouth, which helps relieve stress on natural teeth and prevent sensitivity over time.

Zirconia crowns require less removal of natural tooth structure than other forms of crowns, helping preserve more of the natural tooth structure and protecting its surroundings. As such, these crowns make an excellent option for patients with sensitive or vulnerable teeth as well as those suffering from periodontal (gum) disease to avoid further dental issues in the future.

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