Zirconia crowns are covers that are placed on the tooth and that are made of a special, reliable and safe material, specifically; zirconium dioxide. Zirconium dioxide crowns have several advantages, such as: they have the ability to withstand high force pressures, temperature changes and at the same time, they offer quality dental aesthetics, being placed both in the lateral part of chewing teeth as in the zone of the smile.
Patients often prefer this option in reference to dental crowns precisely because of its natural appearance, similarity to natural teeth and its strength for greater durability.
Broev Vladimir Rafaelovich
Головний лікар клініки; лікар-стоматолог загального профілю; стоматолог-хірург
The 3 main qualities of zirconium dental crowns are:
- Absence of corrosion
Zirconia crowns at our ID Dent clinic in Kiev are recommended for the following cases:
- If the tooth is severely damaged and more than 40% of its surface cannot be restored with composite materials.
- If the teeth do not look aesthetically attractive due to shape, size or colour.
- If the patient wants a correct dentition (as long as the malocclusion is not very pronounced), but is against the application of orthodontic treatment
- If an allergy to metals is detected.
- If you are prone to periodontal disease.
Types of crowns
- Monolithic zirconium dioxide crown
- Ceramic crown based on zirconium dioxide
A monolithic zirconia crown is a dental crown made entirely of zirconium.
From an aesthetic point of view, a monolithic zirconia crown is clearly superior in quality and appearance than a metal-ceramic crown. It is ideal for small teeth or for areas where the bite gap is less than 3mm. A monolithic zirconia crown is much lighter than a metal-ceramic-based crown, so the patient’s adaptation to this type of cover will be much faster.
The estimated lifespan of zirconia crowns reaches 20-25 years. The placement of crowns is carried out in several stages. First, an impression of the jaw is made on the basis of which a dental crown is designed. Subsequently, the dentist performs the adjustment and fixation. On average, 3-4 sessions with the dentist may be needed.
Zirconia crowns have a higher price compared to other types but, to a large extent, it all depends on the material and the complexity of its elaboration, so it is better to consult the final cost with out dental-specialists.