Dr. Bruce Matthews, DDS

Zirconia Crown Placements Defined

November 30, 2016
Posted By: Bruce E. Matthews, DDS, PA
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Dental crowns are used to treat a wide array of issues, including damaged or cracked teeth, teeth with severe decay, discoloration, or oddly shaped teeth. Crowns are typically custom made to fit your unique tooth and color, and this process is very common! There's a lot of materials out there available for your crown, including ceramic, composite, gold, and zirconia. Choosing the right material can make a big difference!

Why Choose Zirconia Crowns?

While porcelain and composite crowns are one of the most popular choices today, Zirconia is actually much more durable. Here's some of the benefits of Zirconia crowns over other options: 

  • Durability: Zirconia is much stronger than porcelain or metal crowns, which means that they last longer, and they hold up well against wear and tear. In fact, these crowns are nearly indestructible!
  • Aesthetics: This option for your crowns looks great, and many patients can't tell the difference in how the crown looks next to their natural teeth. 
  • No metal: Unlike other crown options, no metal is needed for zirconia crowns. This means that you won't have any discolored or fully metal teeth in your smile, and metal will not be needed to hold the crown in place either. 
  • Flexible: This option can be modified easily, and can be matched to your tooth color as well. This results in a comfortable and great look dental crown, no matter which tooth you need it for!

The best way to find out if you need a crown, and if a zirconia crown is right for you, is visit an experienced dentist for an evaluation. Once your dentist has determined that you need a crown, the process is fairly simple. Depending on your needs on the tooth prior to crown placement, your dentist will provide the necessary treatment. Then, you will be custom fitted for your crown, and once it is made, your dentist will simply place the crown. You can use your tooth as normal fairly quickly after the crown has been placed. 

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If you have any questions about zirconia crowns, or if you'd like to schedule an appointment, don't hesitate to contact our office today for more information. We look forward to helping you!

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