Zirconium Ceramic Crowns and Bridges
Nowadays, metal-supported porcelains, which have been used for many years in crown coating of teeth, are now being replaced by zirconium-based porcelains. Zirconium coatings provide a much more aesthetic appearance than old metal coating applications, thanks to their ability to transmit light. In addition, zirconium crowns are very compatible with the gums. Unlike metal-supported veneers, they do not cause any disease or allergic problem in the gums and bad breath.
Zirconium-based porcelains are both natural and aesthetic enough to be used on anterior teeth and resistant enough to be used on posterior teeth. Therefore, zirconium-based porcelains can be safely preferred for anterior and posterior teeth.
Since there is no metal reflection underneath, the artificial image seen in porcelain with metal infrastructure does not occur.
Since the heat insulation feature is very good, they transmit less heat to the tooth than porcelain with metal base. In this way, hot/cold sensitivity does not occur in teeth with zirconium-based porcelain applied.
Since it has the ability to mask the underlying tooth color, excellent aesthetic results can be obtained even with very dark teeth.
Since they are produced with a very sensitive work, they adapt exactly to the cut tooth surface. In this way, since there is no gap between the zirconium porcelain and the tooth where bacteria can leak, it does not allow the formation of caries.