Being made of crystal, zirconium is nearly indestructible, easily withstanding the most vigorous chewing and biting activities. In fact, zirconium is five times as strong as porcelain! Zirconium crowns are milled in a way that they are nearly indestructible. They are also resistant to extreme hot and cold temperatures, which lowers the frequency of tooth hypersensitivity that can be common with other types of crowns.Long-lasting:
Going along with its durability, zirconium crowns also last longer than porcelain crowns. This is, mainly due to zirconium being more resistant to chipping and cracking.
Can be easily modified, reshaped and colored:
Despite their strong structure, zirconium crowns
can be easily shaped, sized and colored to match the natural teeth of the
patient. It is thought that the malleable nature of zirconium crowns can
produce crowns that are shaped better than the original crown that it replaces.
The ability to create the perfect shape, size and color produces a much better,
more natural look for the patient.
Less tooth structure has to be removed:
Typically, when a crown is needed, a layer of
the original tooth is removed for the crown to fit over it properly. The
strength of zirconium means that a thinner layer of it is required for the
crown. A thinner crown results in less of the original tooth to be removed.
Zirconium crowns are translucent being made from
crystal. The clear, translucent appearance of zirconium allows for the perfect
tooth coloring that best matches the patient’s natural tooth color, better than
gold or porcelain crowns.
No metal is needed:
Unlike gold or porcelain crowns, zirconium
crowns don’t require to be fused with a metal base which make traditional
crowns more noticeable.
Zirconium crowns give you the comfort, security,
feel, durability and appearance of natural teeth.