What are Zirconia Crowns?
Zirconia is one of the hardest materials available, making it an ideal option for dental crowns. Not only are they incredibly strong and long-lasting, but they are made to mimic the look and feel of real teeth when placed in the mouth. You may need a zirconia crown if you’re looking for a more durable restoration option. Oftentimes, crowns are needed when a tooth has become compromised or damaged.
Why are Zirconia Crowns needed?
When a tooth has cracked or broken, or when it’s recently had a root canal, a dental crown can help to build it up and prevent it from becoming further damaged. An exam can help in determining if a tooth has broken or cracked enough to warrant a dental crown. You can think of zirconia crowns as being both cosmetic and restorative in nature. Not only do they build up a tooth that has been compromised, but they help to even out and fill in your smile.
What makes you a good candidate for Zirconia Crowns?
Most patients who want zirconia crowns can and should have them placed. You may want to replace an older crown with a zirconia one to help create a more natural-looking smile. The first step to being fitted for a crown is by having an examination done. We will determine if a crown is needed and if so, the best kind for your oral health.
What happens during the Zirconia Crown procedure?
We begin by administering a local anesthetic to numb the area being worked on. We then carefully file down the tooth so that the crown has more than enough room to sit on top. Impressions are taken in order to be used to create your new zirconia crown. Your next appointment involves actually placing the permanent zirconia crown and filing it down. Your new crown can last for many years and provide you with a bright and full smile. Because zirconia is one of the hardest materials available, crowns made using this material are incredibly durable and long-lasting.
If you think you might benefit from zirconia crowns and want to learn more about this option, call us today and we can get you in for an appointment right away.