I'll say Zirconim Crown may be the best dental crown for now, it provide the best and most natural look. They match your surrounding teeth in shape, size, and color. The best option for front teeth restorations. They are biocompatible: that means no metal is used, so they are toxic-free.
The monolithic Zirconia crown does not rot the remaining tooth stump which is sometimes observed with metal-ceramic crowns. Durability: With the use of recent technology like CAD-CAM and laser sintering which makes more precise zirconium crowns that snuggly fit over teeth. Crowns made with monolithic zirconia are more durable.
Layered zirconia crowns are highly durable. Even though the porcelain used for layering does not have the strength of solid zirconia, they are designed to bond with the zirconium substructure, making chipping or fracturing extremely rare. The material also promotes a healthy tissue response.
Zirconium Crown vs Other Types Dental Crowns
VS Emax (Lithium Disilicate)
Zirconia crown unlike Emax (Lithium Disilicate) dental crowns is sturdier, stronger, and more durable. When we process zirconia, its surface is highly polished which makes it very smooth. Also, zirconia maintains its anatomical shape. Emax (Lithium Disilicate) is a material with lesser solidness which is why it is designed for maximum aesthetics and beauty of front teeth.
Because zircon as a material is extremely strong, it can be thin, which means that a dentist can be more conservative in preparation which will save more patients’ natural teeth.
Emax (Lithium Disilicate) is a material that has to be carved and attached in place, while zircon can be conventionally cemented which makes the process significantly easier.
One of the disadvantages of zircon as a material is that it not at all translucent, the requires a lot of work after sintering processing. Emax (Lithium Disilicate) is a much more translucent material, and it makes teeth very natural.
VS Ceramic Crowns
The zirconia crown is different from the ceramic crown in its solidness; zirconia is a much more substantial material. Even though this is a benefit of zirconia crowns in most cases, sometimes it can be a disadvantage when we make dental bridges between certain teeth, and we need a material with more elasticity.
Chipping of the ceramics cannot occur with monolithic zirconia crowns because there is no ceramics that can chip.
VS Porcelain Crowns
Zirconia crown is a better choice than other materials because of its numerous advantages.
Unlike a zirconia crown, a porcelain crown is not as strong, durable, and long-lasting.
Also, when we talk about aesthetics, the zirconia crown is a much better aesthetical solution because it gives teeth natural color and a natural appearance.
VS Porcelain Fused to Metal Crowns
Zirconia and titanium are the only two materials that the body doesn’t recognize as foreign materials which makes the biological tolerance of zirconia much better; on the other hand, zirconia is aesthetically more acceptable.