What is zirconium?
Zirconium (zircon, zirconia) is a transition metal discovered in the 18th century. From the aerospace industry, to the military, zirconium is used in many fields. Due to its corrosion resistance zirconium is a preferred metallic species in many fields.
Zirconium is used in dentistry as a crown base because it has a whitish color and is permeable to light.
Who can you apply zirconium crowns to?
Zircon crowns can be applied to anyone. In the absence of any allergies, the use of zircon is very widespread. There is no age group.
What are the advantages of zircon crowns over other crowns?
Zircon crowns are superior to metal backed crowns. They are translucent and white in color. Thanks to the transmission of light close to natural teeth, zircon crowns achieve the aesthetics of natural teeth. Metal crowns do not have this advantage.
Unlike crowns with metal support, zirconium is resistant to corrosion and therefore does not change color and does not leave a metallic taste in the mouth.
Does the zircon crown have any harm on the body?
Zircon does not damage the body. its materials are texturally friendly.
Do zircon crowns cause bruising?
Zirconium does not cause infection in the gums because it is resistant to corrosion. If the patient is careful with his oral hygiene there will be no problem. Sometimes the devitalized teeth change color in the mouth. The zirconium camouflages this coloring without losing its naturalness. In this case, the color change is visible under the gum tissue. The origin of the discoloration does not come from the zircon crown but from the natural tooth.
Is zirconium expensive?
Zirconium is more expensive than metal-backed crowns because zirconium is produced in 3 dimensions under a computer system and technicians work in more difficult conditions. The zircon will remain expensive; mainly through its implementation and the huge investments it entails.
Is it possible to make zircon crowns on implants?
Zirconium can be applied to the implant and it shows no interaction with titanium.
Is the translucency of the tooth likely to be lost after placing the zircon crown?
The light transmission of the natural tooth and the zircon crown is identical. We strongly recommend it to patients who care about aesthetics.
How long does the installation of a zirconium crown take?
The treatment can be completed in 5 days.