Dr. Perry Danos is a Dentist practicing in Morton Grove, IL. Dr. Danos specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating diseases and conditions associated with the mouth and overall dental health. Dentists are trained to carry out such treatment as professional cleaning, restorative, prosthodontic, and endodontic... more
Zirconium crowns are one of the most important and most recommended types of the crowns today. Individuals who want aesthetic artificial teeth for themselves prefer choosing zirconia crowns. Patients often have curiosity regarding the composition or the materials used in the manufacturing of the zirconium crowns.
Zirconium crowns are made up of zirconium oxide or zirconia. Zirconia is a white powdered metal that has the ability to be radiopaque in the X-rays. Also, the tooth color is whiter than other crown treatment options. Here are some of the positive points of the zirconia crowns that make them stand out from the regular and traditional crowns.
There is no anesthetic grey line visibility compared to that of conventional metal-based ceramic crowns.
Zirconium crowns are known to grant an absolutely natural look to the crowns that make them a favorite of the cosmetic as well as dental patients. Many times, it is difficult to differentiate between the zirconium crowns from the natural teeth. It is recommended to bond the zirconium crowns to the teeth in order to provide a more natural look to the respective teeth. It is because of the fact that when the metal based crowns are used, there is a tendency of blackening the line of the gum.
The tissues in the mouth happily accept the zirconium crowns. The zirconium crowns start functioning really well after a few days of the zirconium crown treatment.
The life of the zirconium crowns is similar to that of regular crowns. The zirconium crowns are known to provide the best service and when they are well-maintained, they last a long time.
The zirconium crowns have great strength, which can be felt by the patients undergoing crown treatments.
Most of the dental crowns have corrosion from the years of regular use with patients. Various fluids and foods consumed over years lead to the corrosion of dental crowns. Zirconium crowns do not undergo corrosion like other types of dental crowns, which contributes to these crowns having a long life.
The latest dental technologies can be successfully used in the production of the zirconium crowns. The best part is that a lot of natural teeth are preserved, which also saves a lot of time in the procedure. All the dentist has to do is the minimum preparation in order to fit the zirconium crowns on the respective teeth.
Over a long period of time, zirconium crowns cost less than regular crowns, including porcelain crowns. The benefits of the zirconium crowns make it desirable for patients to choose the zirconium crowns over other crowns.
These crowns are made with CAD-CAM (Computer assisted designing - Computer assisted milling) technology, which is the latest in digital dentistry.
Thus, zirconium crowns are a great benefit for individuals who want to get permanent aesthetic solutions for their damaged teeth. Zirconium crowns are one of the best treatment options in modern times.
If you would like more information on crown restorations, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Crowns & Bridgework.”