What is a Zirconia Crown?
This type of crown is made from zirconia, a very strong material which is compatible with the human body. Zirconia is used in many other medical applications such as artificial joints and is known for its strength and durability.
Advantages Of A Zirconia Crown
There are three advantages which are:
- Strength: zirconia crowns last longer than other types of crowns
- Aesthetics: these crowns have an attractive translucent colour which blends in well with the other teeth.
- Retain more of the existing tooth: minimal preparation is required which means more of the original tooth is preserved. This is useful if the crown needs to be removed.
So, a good choice if you are looking for a strong, long lasting and visually appealing crown. They are ideal at covering signs of damage or staining as well as helping to maintain the function of the tooth
Disadvantages Of A Zirconia Crown
The tough, durable nature of a zirconia crown can work against it as well as in its favour. This material has an abrasive quality which can cause friction against the root of the tooth as well as other teeth
How Is A Zirconia Crown Fitted?
The process is similar to that for other crowns. It involves two stages: preparation (first stage) and the fitting of the crown (second stage).