Dental crowns are commonly used to protect a fragile tooth, replace a missing tooth, or anchor a replacement like a bridge. A crown can restore a broken or treated tooth back to the stable strength it once had. A crown can sit atop a dental implant to replace an extracted tooth and give you back your abilities to fully bite and chew. Traditionally, crowns are made of materials like porcelain or gold. Zirconia has been a popular material used in crafting dental crowns. Zirconia crowns are similar to porcelain in appearance, but can be much more sturdy.
Strength and Durability
Zirconia is one of the strongest ceramics used in the dental world. Zirconia is a type of crystal with very long-lasting durability. The material is used in other medical treatments, such as creating artificial joints.
Dental crowns made out of zirconia can seamlessly become part of your mouth’s ecosystem because the material is biocompatible.
Zirconia crowns are not quite as tooth-like as porcelain, but they are much stronger. So, combining near-realism and unmatched strength, crowns made out of zirconia make a good option to restore your teeth. Like porcelain, zirconia is nearly translucent. The enamel of your teeth is also nearly translucent, which makes the zirconia crown quite similar in appearance.
Visible For X-Rays
Unlike with other types of crowns, crowns made from zirconium allow an x-ray to penetrate the crown to see within the tooth. This allows for your dentist to check on the progress and health of the tooth.
In addition to a wide variety of general dental services, Dr. Vahadi and our team at Lone Star Dental are also highly-skilled in advanced treatments like zirconia crowns, pinhole surgery, laser surgery, implant dentistry, and more. Our expertise helps us provide fuller, more comprehensive dental care for you and your family. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Vahadi, call our dentist’s office in Frisco, TX, today at 972-335-7100. We proudly welcome patients from Frisco and all surrounding communities, including Dallas, Plano, McKinney, Prosper, The Colony, Carrollton, Lewisville, and more.