A crown is a form of a dental restoration that totally covers a tooth or dental implant and it is usually fixed to the tooth or abutment with dental cement. Crowns are made from various materials that are commonly manufactured. Crowns may also be placed over a tooth to enhance the strength or physical appearance of teeth.
Zirconium crowns are now the most preferred material for dental crowns.
Zirconium is a very strong and reliable substance that can tolerate wear and tear of everyday use. Zirconium crowns are also better from an aesthetic point because it is translucent and looks very similar to a natural tooth as it reflects the light in a similar same way. This is an important factor especially if the new crowns are at the front of the mouth and it is principally significant in cases where the crown will be placed in between natural teeth.
These crowns are so strong that they will not corrode and there will not be any black gum line that usually appears when porcelain fused metal crowns are used. Zirconium crowns also do not have any electrical conductivity so there will be no pains even if the patient drinks hot or cold beverages.
There are many types of zirconium crowns being used like Zeno, which is an extremely exceptional product from Germany. This type of zirconium crown has a good reputation for being durable and aesthetically beautiful add the fact that the technology involved with the product is highly advanced..
This is proof that zirconium crown has the best aesthetic effect which is the most important factor especially when the crowns will be placed over tooth at the front of the mouth or will be placed beside a natural tooth.
The strength of Zirconium also makes it possible to manufacture crowns without metal frames, this is important because this will make it impossible to properly distinguish zirconium crowns from natural teeth.
The best thing about Zirconium crowns is that their sizes can be determined as well as their shape and colour, ensuring patients will be able to achieve a more natural smile.
Another advantage from other forms of dental aesthetic treatments is that they are biocompatible so there are no risks of any allergic reaction. As a matter of fact, Zirconium is now being used widely in general surgery and not just in dentistry.
One thing that makes Zirconium crown a little unattainable to most people is the cost. Zirconium is slightly more expensive than conventional materials and most manufacturers contend with creating crowns made from other materials. They used lower grade compounds just to be able to offer a more affordable product. It has been proven however, that crowns made of a cheaper material have insufficient resilience to withstand wear and tear of every day use.