Zirconia Crowns And Bridges
If you’re unhappy with your current smile because you have teeth that are discolored, misshapen, or chipped, we can recommend several options for repair. One of the most popular and modern choices is a zirconia crown or bridge. Many patients choose zirconia because it’s an attractive white glaze that closely resembles the color of natural teeth. Zirconia is also biocompatible, so it doesn’t leak harmful chemicals into your body. Talk with us today if you want to learn more about zirconia crowns and bridges.
What Is Zirconia?
Zirconia combines the strength of metal with the appearance of porcelain. It’s actually a ceramic substance that’s made from zirconium oxide — a metal that’s similar to titanium. When used for tooth restoration, it’s smoother than porcelain and doesn’t cause the wear and tear on opposing teeth that porcelain may cause. There’s no enamel erosion with zirconia crowns, and they’re extremely durable and less likely to develop sharp edges over time.
Why Choose Zirconia Crowns and Bridges?
Aside from its natural appearance, many patients choose zirconia because of the way it performs over time. It’s also a convenient option that can be shaped right in your dentist’s office, meaning you may be able to wear your new crown or bridge home the same day you have your fitting. Nobody will know your zirconia prosthetic isn’t your natural tooth unless you choose to tell them so. They’ll just notice your bright, dazzling smile.
When compared to porcelain, zirconia is less likely to:
Bridges crafted of zirconia are generally stronger than those that use porcelain crowns affixed to an acrylic base, meaning they last longer and withstand more pressure. Zirconia bridges and crowns help keep your smile attractive, and they help keep your jawbone healthy, too, because they prevent the long-term bone loss that results from missing or compromised teeth.
Zirconia Crowns and Bridges in Huntsville, AL
If you’d like to explore the many benefits of zirconia crowns and bridges, call us today to schedule a consultation and routine dental exam. Dr. Srinivasan has more than a decade of experience helping patients achieve their most-perfect smiles, and she’s happy to help your family, too. Call today to schedule a time that’s convenient to come in and learn more about the many benefits of zirconia for crowns and bridges.