Zirconium is one of the oldest materials in the world and it can be found in large amounts in the terrestrial crust. Its basis is Zirconium oxid, a material which has been used in order to create artificial limbs and joints during the past decades. This material can also be used in the dental industry.
Because of its excellent biological characteristics, Zirconium is nowadays the most commonly used material for dental restorations. Research and different tests have shown that zirconium doesn’t cause allergic reactions in the oral cavity. When used properly this material can keep its firmness for the next 50 years after the use. Zirconium is used for different sorts of dental reparations such as bridges and implants and it can be used in the jaw reconstruction process.
One of the advantages of this material is a higher aesthetic value when compared to metal-ceramics since it can be used to create a much more natural teeth appearance.
These are some of the most important advantages of zirconium ceramic:
Some other important advantages of zirconium use are that it requires less sanding and uses a technology for computer scanning. With the help of this technology a Zirconium cap can be created which ensures a higher level of precision and accuracy while placing the crown. Zirconium crowns can be placed on back teeth successfully since Zirconium can tolerate high masticatory pressure and has a strong resistance.
Since ceramic crowns are created by professionals they can last longer and be more durable than your original teeth. In average, a Zirconium crown can last between 10-15 years and some people don’t need to replace them in their lifetime.