Zirconia Crown

Zirconia Crown


Zirconia crown consists of zirconium which is a white-colored mineral. This mineral is transformed into zirconia ceramic using special procedures.

Zirconium porcelain is made up of zirconia core and porcelain layers. Zirconia crowns have a high light permeability, therefore, they resemble normal teeth structure and more aesthetic and natural.

For this reason, it is mostly used in aesthetic dentistry instead of metal-infused porcelain crowns.

They are harmonious with the gums and have a less chance to cause gum disease than metal infused crowns. In recent years monolithic zirconia crowns have been introduced. These crowns do not have a porcelain layering. They are fully made up of zirconia blocks, therefore, stronger in the core.

How are zirconia crowns applied?

The tooth structure is reduced in all areas by 1-1.2 mm then impressions are taken using sensitive dental techniques. They are then sent to the technician who does the core and porcelain layering.

The dentist then checks the color, shape, and translucency according to adjacent teeth. If all is done to satisfy the dentist then cements the crown in the mouth using strong luting agents.

Advantages of zirconia crown;

With their light-transmitting feature, the look of natural teeth is completely reflected. A healthy tooth enamel transmits light completely. Metals being the infrastructure of classic porcelain veneers create an opaque look on teeth. This causes teeth to look artificial and lifeless. With zirconium, this is avoided.