Crowns have become more popular in recent years. Crowns perform better and are more practical when compared to extraction and placing prosthetics which is a costlier and a more demanding procedure. The capping procedures available today provide healthier teeth in a short time. Cloning patient’s teeth to give the patient the look they desire is one of the methods that can be used for esthetic results or the teeth may be capped with teeth-like material when the teeth are excessively worn down due to various reasons. Such procedures do not harm the teeth, on the contrary they extend the life of teeth.
Teeth may lose their whiteness and durability with age. Tooth caries and fractures lead to an unhealthy oral structure. People seek esthetic dentistry mainly because they want their teeth to be as healthy as they were before. Zirconium crowns which have replaced metal crowns are a good option for people who prefer to have a natural look.
What is Zirconium Dental Veneer?
As technology advances, more durable and esthetically pleasing materials are at the disposal of esthetic dentistry everyday. Zirconium is one of these materials. In this procedure, the teeth are capped by installing zirconium crowns. The procedure is also refered to as a zirconium crown procedure. It is widely preferred in esthetic treatments due to its durability, light-permeability and its pure white color.
Zirconium crowns are usually installed to restore tooth cavities. It can also be an option for people who desire whiter teeth and an ethetic smile. It can be used to treat both anterior and posterior teeth. In anterior teeth the aim is to attain an esthetically pleasing look and in posterior teeth the aim is to give the patient integrity and durability.
How is Zirconium Dental Veneer Made?
For the zirconium crown procedure to give healthy and esthetically pleasing results, the patient should not have other complications. In case there are complications, these need to be treated first. Where necessary periodontic treatment is given first and once the tissues have completely healed then the patient can be evaluated in terms of esthetics. If patient has a high smile line (gummy smile) then a gingival correction is carried out, gingival level is adjusted. Once dental adjustments are also made, a measurement is taken by using special material. Then the teeth are reduced according to measurements and a 3D scan of the teeth is taken and a computer image is created. CAD CAM software is used to prepare zirconium blocks to form a dental base. When the final shape is given, a sintering furnace is used. Zirconium oxide dental crowns are directly extracted from these solid blocks of zirconium. After the sintering, porcelain shells with the right color will be adhered on top of the base. If the dentist detects no problems after trying out the base, final adjustments are made and smooth and polished crowns can be placed and bonded with the teeth.
Before installing zirconium caps, the teeth are cut and reduced, this is done under local anesthetics therefore the patient feels no pain at all. Taking impressions and intraoral scanning are also pain-free procedures, so the patient feels comfortable throughout the whole treatment.
Who Is Zirconium Dental Veneer Suitable For?
Although zirconium tooth coating is mostly for aesthetic purposes; In the restoration of teeth with excessive substance loss, in the treatment of advanced color changes that cannot be achieved with whitening methods, in old fillings with damaged structure, in use as a bridge or coating on the posterior group teeth, in discrete or less perplexed and turned teeth such as diastema where orthodontic treatment method is not chosen, It can be used in anterior group implant prostheses and to provide smile aesthetics.
Since zirconium crown is a fixed treatment, it can be applied to people whose teeth and jaw growth and development have been completed. It is not recommended because it is in the developmental period until the age of 18 – 20 and gaps may occur as a result of the growth of the chin.
Apart from this, patients who clenched their teeth due to psychological problems, have locked teeth or have the habit of gnawing hard names, are recommended to have zirconium crowns after solving these problems with treatment. Zirconium dental veneer; It can also be applied to people who have broken teeth, rotten or damaged teeth, whose gingiva is too low or too high, whose teeth are too short or too long, and who want their teeth to always look white and clean.
What Are the Damages of Zirconium Tooth Coating?
Zirconium tooth coating applications can cause deformations in the root of the tooth or by rubbing against other teeth. It can cause discomfort due to its abrasive effect. There may be difficulties in integrating zirconium dental veneers into the tooth compared to other veneers. In cases where the patient’s deficiencies are side by side and in large numbers, in other words, zirconium tooth coating cannot be used in long tooth cavities. In addition, the cost is slightly higher than metal-supported coatings.
Some patients may experience pain or discomfort during the biting action for a while after the coating application. This problem is usually caused by incorrect positioning of the overlay. The problem can be eliminated by adjusting the coating height.
From time to time, the veneers may fall off completely due to incorrect placement of the veneers or insufficient adhesives used to fix the veneer. In this case, the coating can be replaced or replaced.
Zirconium Dental Veneer Prices?
Zirconium dental veneer prices, which have attracted great interest recently, are known as a slightly more expensive application than other veneer applications. In the zirconium dental veneer method, which is healthier and more aesthetic, a white element, zirconium, is used as a substructure instead of metal. Zirconium is preferred because it provides a natural appearance in the anterior teeth and is resistant to chewing in the posterior teeth.
Zirconium dental veneer treatment is applied with a personalized plan and each center has a different pricing system. For this reason, it may not be correct to give a general pricing information for zirconium tooth coating application. People who are considering getting a zirconium crown can learn the most accurate price after a dentist’s examination. In the application of zirconium tooth coating, the prices do not have, but may vary depending on the dentist who performs the application, the condition of the patient on which the coating is made, how many teeth will be applied, and a number of similar factors. In addition, the quality of the materials used and the technologies used can also cause changes in prices.
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