Zirconium and Porcelain Crowns

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There are some differences between zirconia veneer and porcelain veneer. For this reason, it is useful to explain the two types of coating separately. Let’s explain both types of coatings, it’s up to you and your doctor to make the decision. Üsküdar is the first name that comes to mind when it comes to zirconium and porcelain crowns. If you wish, you can come to our address and determine your treatment with the experienced team of Dent Anatolia.

What is porcelain crowns?

Porcelain coating is made with dental ceramic material. Since dental ceramic has a fragile structure, bridges supporting the ceramic are used. The underlying metal that functions as a support is mostly composed of a non-oxidizing material such as gold, platinum or palladium. Since these materials are high in cost, a stainless steel material, which is a chrome cobalt alloy, is used. This material is blackened to be adhered to the tooth. This can cause oxidation. In the long term, it can also cause discoloration of the gums. In this type of metal-supported coating, it can cause problems such as the accumulation of food residues because the metal does not fit with the gingiva. Porcelain veneer, which is more economically advantageous, has a shorter life than zirconium veneer.

What is zirconium crowns?

Zirconium is a semi-metal and a biocompatible material often used in medicine. Zircon is a light-permeable material. Its light transmittance provides a natural appearance. Its durability is also higher than metal. Bonding occurs between the zirconium and the gingiva. Thanks to this bonding, high compatibility is achieved and this bonding prevents the accumulation of food residues on the teeth. This material is more costly than porcelain. It is often preferred because the use of the teeth is very long.

What are the zirconium and porcelain veneer production stages?

For veneer procedures, clinical and radiographic examination of the relevant teeth is performed first. Before the veneer process, if any, tooth decays and gum problems are eliminated. After all these are completed, the relevant coating process can be applied.

In the first stage, the teeth to be veneered are shaped. Then, the dentist anesthetizes the tooth to be treated by applying local anesthesia. The dentist makes a reduction in the teeth and takes a mouth measurement in order to provide the area where the veneer can sit. A single tooth reduction procedure takes fifteen minutes. The preparation of temporary veneers takes a few hours. In the second stage, the teeth are prepared in the laboratory. The physician sends the measurements taken to the laboratory. With the model created on this measure, the veneer tooth is prepared. Depending on the number of coatings made, the preparation time may vary. In the third stage, the coatings are attached. This step is the easiest part. The temporary veneers on the teeth are removed, the compatibility of the new veneers is checked and adhered. If necessary, whitening or cleaning can be done to make the teeth look harmonious, except for the treated teeth.

Why is veneer teeth necessary?

Veneer is applied to remove discoloration and defects on teeth, to protect teeth that have weakened due to decayed, cracked or broken teeth, to protect teeth that have lost their integrity due to root canal treatment, to keep the bridge in place in case of tooth deficiencies and to improve dental aesthetics.