Zirconia has become an increasingly popular choice for use in the modern dental industry. But its name isn't as well known as gold or porcelain. What is a zirconia dental crown then? Zirconia dental crowns are made from zirconium dioxide, a white powdered ceramic material. Its ceramic properties and the fact that is milled from a single block make it a strong dental prosthetic.
Zirconia crown has three benefits compared to metal or porcelain fused metal crown. Firstly it is metal-free, which makes them biocompatible. Zirconia crown has a low chance of irritating the neighboring gum tissue. Secondly, zirconia has aesthetic benefits. With the development of technology, zirconia crowns can mimic your natural teeth. While silver or gold crowns stand out each time you smile. And as the years pass, metal or porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns shows black or gray line. But you don't need to worry about that if you use zirconia crown. Thirdly, the strength of zirconia can reach 1350 MPa, its far stronger than your natural tooth, which makes it a great choice for back teeth. You don't need to worry about tooth cracks after years of use. Zirconia crowns can last for 20 years with proper preventive and routine care.
Zirconia crown is an increasingly popular choice for its ideal pairing of structural and aesthetic qualities. Ask your dentist about the zirconia crown to restore your smile, next time you visit your dentist.