What are Zirconia Crowns? Am I the right candidate for it?Dentistry is getting more and more cosmetic oriented nowadays. From all missing teeth to teeth in a day (all on four implant systems) are possible. Compared to old metallic crowns, patients are more willing to go for metal free zirconia crowns. Compared to metallic braces patients love Invisalign for straight.
So, What Are Zirconia Crowns?The Zirconia crowns are also known as full ceramic or metal free crowns. These are tooth colored materials, more natural resemblance to adjacent natural teeth, and the strongest material in dental crowns. There are various brands available like bruxzir, zirconium, emax, lava etc. Because these are metal free and more aesthetic, they are most likely to chosen by patients for front teeth restoration
Zirconia crowns are esthetically more pleasant, tissue friendly, long lasting, excellent hardness strength and light transmitting. even Zirconia crowns are highly polished and prevent plaque formation.
Metal fused crowns are opaque (no light transmitting) they are easily identified compared to natural teeth. But zirconium crowns have light transmitting property like our natural teeth which make them more natural looking.
The problem faced by patients with metal ceramic crowns over the period of time is that oftentimes with gum recession, grayish line near gum margin is visible. but in case of zirconia there is a no metal so it’s same as natural gums.
Am I fit for Zirconia crowns?
- All patients are eligible for such crowns, they are very biocompatible to tissues and a good option to replace unesthetic crowns. Due to higher strength value, they can be done in back molar regions too.
- Even implant crowns are made with zirconium abutment and top of that zirconia crown.
- Those patients who have metal crowns and are not happy with their looks, they can also replace them with zirconia crowns. Zirconia crown can last up to 15 years depending on oral hygiene.
- So, Zirconia crowns are functionally and esthetically best prosthodontic teeth restoration.
How To Take Care Zirconium Crowns?
- Brush twice a day
- Floss at least once a day
- Mouthwash after meals
- Every 6 months follow ups