Zirconium Crown

The element Zirconium, a white hard metal, is used in dentistry as ”zirconia (zirconium dioxide)”. It is a bio-compatible restorative material with very high fracture resistance. It is also a suitable choice for patients who are allergic to metal elements such as nickel-titanium.

How Are Zirconia Crowns Applied?

  • Depending on the type of restoration and the amount of healthy teeth, preparations are made on the teeth. Utilizing 3D digital scanners, the patient’s tooth impressions are taken. A digital model of the tooth to be produced is created on the computer and crowns are produced in 3-axis zirconia manufacturing devices. It is baked after making the final touches according to the photographs of the patient, and the process is completed with the final polish to provide a natural appearance.

How Many Days Does it Take to Get Zirconium Veneer Teeth?

  • Thanks to advancing technology, the impression of the teeth is taken digitally and instantly sent to the laboratory, and the designs are made in a digital environment within minutes. In this way, it is possible to save time by converting the impression to physical form and save on waiting for courier delivery times to the lab. These lab waiting times which were used to be 4-5 days in the past have now shortened to such a time frame that allows same day’s evening deliveries from the lab with impressions taken in the morning.

Will I Feel Any Pain During the Zirconium Crown Treatment?

  • All teeth to be restored are numbed with digital anesthesia before the procedure, and temporary restorations are attached to the patient’s teeth before the numbness disappears, ensuring that the quality of life standard of medicine is maintained through temporary veneers until the new teeth comes in.

Is it Common For Zirconia Crowns to Break or Fall off?

  • As long as the chewing movements and the relationship of two jawbones with each other are correctly determined, no breakage would be expected in daily use. The fracture resistance of zirconia is higher than teeth. However a severe trauma, accidental strong impact might cause the tooth to break.

    The chemical properties of the adhesives that we call “cements” used in the bonding of zirconia veneers have ideal properties for staying in place. The methods to increase the retention are also used during the preparation of the teeth, and it is a rare situation that crowns come off.