Zirconia Dental Crowns
Cosmetic dentistry is a field that is growing steadily as new technology makes it possible to restore the functionality of healthy teeth while also improving their beauty. One of the many advances that are gaining attention is that of zirconia dental crowns.
In the past, dental restoration materials commonly used were not nearly as attractive, many using precious metals and not-so-precious metals which provided exceptional durability but were largely unattractive or porcelain, resin, and ceramics which were more visually appealing and “toothlike” in appearance but not as durable. Zirconia dental crowns have changed the conversation altogether, creating an option for dental restorations that is not only attractive but also durable. Here’s what you need to know.
Why Consider Zirconia Dental Crowns?
Tooth decay, injuries, and aging can take a toll on even the most beautiful of natural smiles. In the past, materials used for crowns were either cosmetic or functional. Few were able to deliver both. Keep in mind that the bite strength for the average human is approximately 162 pounds per square inch. Porcelain and ceramic crowns can wear down over time in light of numbers like these. Despite that, they remain more affordable solutions for some people who are unwilling or unable to cover the costs of zirconia dental crowns.
Dental crowns offer the option of preserving as much of the natural tooth as possible while preventing further decay. They are highly beneficial for tasks like preventing fractures from occurring on teeth that are weakened by other factors (such as dental grinding, injuries, or decay), restoring teeth that are broken or worn, improving bite, and improving the overall cosmetic appearance of your smile.
Why Use Zirconia for Dental Crowns?
While a relatively newer metal for use in dental crown treatments, zirconium oxide offers quite a few benefits over traditional metals, ceramic, and porcelain, including the following:
- Stronger than porcelain and even some metal alloys traditionally used to make crowns.
- Less likely to get sharp edges from wear and tear than other restorative materials.
- Creates less stress on other teeth and dental fixtures than porcelain.
- Smoother and less abrasive than ceramic and porcelain. Also, the smooth surface is less vulnerable to plaque accumulation than other surfaces.
- Available in a wide variety of shades making it easier to match existing teeth in your mouth.
- Precise, computer-aided measurements mean greater accuracy and less “chair time” for patients.
- More split-resistant and stronger than other ceramic materials, which is important considering the impressive bite strength most humans possess.
Benefits of Zirconia Dental Crowns
One of the most important benefits for many dental patients, though, is the ability to have the same-day installation of zirconia dental crowns. This is not always possible with other types of crown materials and is a huge benefit for those who want immediate relief or correction of their dental issues.
Another benefit of choosing zirconia dental crowns is the overall life expectancy of these crowns. Depending on the care you take when maintaining your crowns, you can expect your zirconia dental crowns to last between five and 15 years. Of course, certain activities like chewing ice, biting your nails, and poor oral hygiene can accelerate the degradation of your crown, so keep that in mind and work to maintain a healthy, beautiful smile after investing in zirconia dental crowns.
Zirconia dental crowns are investments. They often cost more than traditional materials used to make crowns like metals, resins, and porcelain. However, they do offer impressive benefits, that are difficult to overlook or deny. Especially for those who value speed and fewer disruptions to their daily lives that same-day installation of crowns offers.
Trust Kawveh Nofallah DMD with Zirconia Dental Crowns
When you’re making an investment in your smile like you are when selecting zirconia dental crowns, you want to work with a dentist you can trust. Dr. Nofallah specializes in general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry and believes strongly in always providing compassionate care and using the latest technology to ensure the comfort of patients as well as successful outcomes.
While it is true that restoring the beauty of smiles has a huge impact on restoring overall confidence among dental patients, Dr. Nofallah believes that restoring the health of your smile can have long-term consequences, for the better of your overall physical and mental health and wellbeing. Zirconia dental crowns are an important step toward preserving the integrity and beauty of your smile and maintaining better oral health. Call Dr. Nofallah at 863-648-5338 today to schedule your appointment and discuss if zirconia dental crowns might be the right solution for your oral health needs.
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