Zirconium Crown

Zirconium Crown
Zirconium is a structural material that supports porcelain. Its biggest advantage over traditional metal substrates is its white color and translucent structure, providing a natural look. Other advantages of zirconium coating are as follows:
A porcelain structure that maintains its color over time
Completely compatible with tooth tissue
Does not cause any taste or odor changes in the mouth
Easy maintenance and no sensitivity to hot or cold
Zirconium coating is generally used for teeth that do not respond to teeth whitening and also for restoring excessively worn teeth, making rear-group dental bridges, making prostheses over implants, and for cosmetic dentistry operations.

When is Zirconium Coating Necessary?

Zirconium coatings can be used in cases where the gaps between teeth negatively affect aesthetics, when permanent discoloration occurs and whitening procedures are insufficient, in cases of decay, broken or heavily worn teeth, to protect canal-treated teeth that are too decayed for filling, and in cases of crooked teeth where the patient does not prefer orthodontic treatment.

How Long Can Zirconium Coatings Be Used For?

The lifespan of zirconium coating is the period that the coating lasts without breaking, cracking, or disturbing gum compliance. Even if there is no breakage, coatings begin to lose gum compliance after a certain period. With proper care and usage, good hygiene habits, the life of zirconium can be extended up to 10 years.

What is the Manufacturing Process of Zirconium Coatings?

Firstly, the patient's needs are determined through a professional examination. The most suitable material is selected according to aesthetics, durability, and longevity depending on the area where the coating will be used.

To make zirconium coating, the tooth must be shaved off about 1.5-2 mm from each surface. Then, the measurement phase begins.

Detailed measurements are taken of the prepared teeth, and the desired color is decided upon. The patient and the dentist decide together when selecting the color. Afterward, temporary teeth are prepared on the same day to assist the patient aesthetically and functionally.

Within about 6-7 days after taking the measurements, the zirconium coatings are prepared to be attached.

Is Zirconium More Sensitive Than Zirconium Metal Substrate Porcelain?

There is no disadvantage in terms of durability for zirconium coatings when a correct diagnosis is made, thinning is done according to the rules, and careful attention is paid during the attachment process.

What Foods Should Not Be Eaten After Zirconium Coatings?

After the zirconium coatings are done, there is no extra food that needs to be taken care of.

Patients can eat any food they can eat with their natural teeth, except for hard-shell foods that should not be eaten with their teeth, and avoiding very hot foods.

Is Zirconium Coating Toxic?

Zirconium-based coatings are insoluble in the mouth, and if swallowed, zirconium is not harmful to the body.