5 Reasons Why Zirconia Crowns are Better Than Regular Crowns



October 25th, 2018 In dental-care

An increasing number of people today prefer zirconia crowns because they offer strength and lifelike aesthetics. If your dentist has suggested that you need a dental crown placed, how do you know which type of crown is the most suitable one for you? We are here to help you with just that.

Here are five reasons why Zirconia crowns are better than regular crowns.

  1. Stronger
    One of the best qualities of zirconia is its strength.  It doesn’t chip off easily unlike porcelain because it is highly resistant to wear and tear. It is made from a silicate named zirconium. The solid zirconia, is specifically used in this process because it is tougher and can withstand chewing forces and makes it ideal in bruxism cases.  It is at least five times stronger than porcelain, which is why, zirconia might be a better choice for patients who have had problems with other crown material or who have had problems like grinding their teeth, excessively chewing their gums, biting their nails, etc.
  2. Aesthetic Look
    The reason why zirconia crowns are a favorite among patients and dentists is because they give you a very natural look. So much so that it becomes difficult to differentiate zirconium crowns from natural teeth. Infact one even says that the aesthetic effects alone of a zirconia crown should be the biggest advantage it can give. It resembles natural tooth enamel due to its color and translucency.
  3. Biocompatible
    The tissues in the mouth happily accept the zirconium crowns. The zirconium crowns start functioning really well within days of the completion of the treatment. The fact that this material is biocompatible means that it is safe to stay within your mouth for a long time. And since it is not rejected by the body there is no fear of any allergic reactions.
  4. Sustainability 
    The zirconium crowns are known to provide the best service and when well maintained last long time. With the use of a single block of zirconia, known as a monolithic zirconia, they are more resistant to fracture as well as wear and tear. Thus naturally, it lasts for 10–15 years, although no. of patients will have their crowns for a lifetime.
     
  5. More Confident Smiles
    Unlike Porcelain fused to metal crowns which have fusion/metal lining is visible usually at the gum line, especially when you smile, Zirconia has no metal lining at the gums. These crowns boost your confidence and help you smile your happiest smile! One such clinic spreading smiles with this service is Smile Craft in Margao, Goa, which is headed by Dr.Schuyler Pereira. This and many other comfortable dental services are provided in a relaxed and hygienic environment. For further queries or appointments regarding Smile Craft, We craft smiles that last you miles!