As a result of the development of Dental porcelain and production systems, different restorative material options are presented today. Zirconium has also been one of these options. The introduction of high-strength zirconium to dentistry, which allows the construction of full porcelain crowns and bridges in the posterior region, has opened a new ground in this area and has been a serious alternative to metal fused porcelain restorations. While patients primarily adopt the aesthetic factor, dentists also have to make sure that restorations have factors such as marginal fit and fracture resistance for long-term clinical success. Despite their aesthetic and biological superiority, porcelain without metal support is fragile. For this reason, it has been attempted to increase the refractive resistances of these systems.
Zirconium based porcelain crowns are prostheses using zirconium alloy, which has a white color instead of metal. The advantages of zirconium crowns can be listed as follows:
- It has an aesthetic appearance very close to the natural tooth.
- It is much more aesthetic than porcelain fused metal crowns.
- It reflects light.
- Since white alloy is used as the substructure, no dark colored line is formed at the gum level.
- It is 100% compatible with the human body. It does not have an allergic reaction.
Dental Implant Crown Types in Turkey:
A crown may be recommended by a dentist in Turkey if you want:
To restore and protect a broken, fractured tooth, to protect and support a tooth after root canal treatment, to cover a dental implant, to hold a dental bridge in place, to restore your beautiful smile by covering a discoloured tooth.
There are many types of dental crowns. The dentist in Turkey will recommend the most suitable version for you, depending on the chewing placement and structure of the tooth that demands restoration.
Which Crowns do We Use?
-Porcelain (all ceramics)
-Zirconium crown / Zirconium – Ceramic
Porcelain dental crown:
Porcelain dentures are attractive, strong, functional, and highly resistant to wear. Porcelain crowns Turkey is made of pressed ceramics that do not contain metal.
In modern dentistry, a porcelain crown is used for aesthetic restorations, when the installed prosthesis does not differ in appearance from the natural tooth. These crowns are used mainly on the front dentition.
Ceramic crowns E-MAX: is a non-metal pressed ceramic. The crowns are affixed with special cement, which connects the tooth tissues and the surface of the prosthesis. This type of prosthesis is used in the case if it is impossible to put metal-ceramic crowns.
The most known features of zirconium are increased strength and durability. These crowns do not look artificial as they have not a metal base. Zirconium does not cause an allergic reaction or gum disease.
It is important to get an artificial tooth that will be completely safe for the organism and will look like as natural.
Teeth with zirconium crowns made in Turkey are not sensitive to cold or hot. These crowns have a lower thermal conductivity. Ceramics based on zirconium is a hygienic material that does not change the taste feeling and does not cause any problems with the gums. High quality crowns last more than 20 years.
Transparent ceramics on a zirconium basis makes it possible to choose a colour that exactly matches the natural colour of the teeth.
What is zirconia crown? For what purposes are zirconium crowns used? What are the advantages of zirconia crown? What are the disadvantages of zirconia crowns? What is the lifespan of a zirconia crown? How to take care of it? what is the price of zirconia crown
Zirconia crown is a White solid ceramic material made of zirconia on the inside and ceramic covered on the outside. İt is one of the newest and best materials that merges the strength with the aesthetic aspect of a tooth.
For what purposes are zirconia crowns used
- correct a cosmetic problem.
- restore a broken or damaged tooth.
- replace an old crown for the sake of reliability or aesthetics.
- If a patient has an intolerance to metal.
What are the advantages of zirconia crown?
- Zirconia is a very rigid and resistant crown.
- İt gives a beautiful aesthetic aspect.
- İt resist to inflections.
- It is a biocompatible material. So it does not cause any allergies and protects the tooth against thermal sensitivity
- The absence of metal prevents the appearance of gray border near the gum line.
What are the disadvantages of zirconia crown?
The disadvantages of zirconia crowns are minimal. İf the patient takes care of his daily mouth care routine, the disadvantages will not exist.
What is the lifespan of a zirconia crown?
A permanent zirconia crown has a lifespan of 15 years and can last to 20 years if patient maintains a Daily care of his teeth.
How to take care of it?
Oral hygiene is an essential step to ensure the longevity of the crowns. The patient must consider the dental care as a part of his Daily life ( teeth brushing, teeth rincing and dental spaces cleaning )
what is the price of zirconia crown?
Zirconia crown prices differs from a patient to another. İt depends also on the material used. And the most important, the location.
The cost of a zirconia crown in Europe is around 800€ to 900€. İn Turkey the cost doesn’t exeed 200€ while enjoying the beauty of Turkey’s amazing places.