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In order to explain the difference between zirconium crown and porcelain crown more clearly, it is useful to consider both separately. We prefer to explain both crowns to our patients in detail and leave the decision to them.

Porcelain Tooth Crowning

Durability is provided by the metal-supported crown process. Metal bridges are used for porcelain crowning made with a substance called dental ceramic. This metal usually consists of gold or platinum. These metals used to increase durability create a cost. Steel durability is obtained by making these chrome cobalt alloy.

However, metals are not considered to be fully compatible with teeth and gums. There is no light transmittance. This causes it to move away from the natural tooth color. In addition, the color is darkened to fix the metals to the teeth and a dark substance is placed under the tooth. The purple color seen around the gum over time is caused by this. In addition to discoloration, it also causes gum recession.

Porcelain veneers do not fit the gums properly. There may be a gap between the tooth and the crowning. This can cause the accumulation of food residues, decay of natural teeth, and odor in the mouth.

Porcelain tooth crowning is also a disadvantage for patients who are concerned about aesthetic appearance. It cannot reflect the natural tooth color because of not having light transmittance. This causes it to be dull color. It is quite obvious that it is artificial, especially in the anterior teeth.

While porcelain tooth crowning is made, natural teeth are intervened. Thinning, cutting, rasping is done. In order for the porcelain to be placed on it not to stand rough, the thinning process is done excessively.

Zirconium Tooth Crowning

It is used in the field of tooth crowning without metal support. Zirconium material becomes very hard when combined with oxygen and is used in the field of dentistry.

Zirconium is a light transmittance material. Thus, naturalness is achieved in tooth color. One of the most important points in crowning is to avoid artificial appearance. With zirconium, we can provide this naturalness to our patients.

In addition to color harmony, harmony with the gums is also very important. Metal-supported porcelain crownings are not compatible with the gums. Zircon content does not harm both the gum and the tooth surface. It adapts easily. Its hot, cold permeability and sensitivity are no different from natural teeth.

Although it may seem more costly than porcelain tooth crowning, it will not be too much when considering the long-term protection of your natural teeth.

While zirconium crowning is made, natural teeth are treated as little as possible. The crowning process is performed with less thinning and filing. Zirconium is a thin and transparent structure. However, it also has a very solid structure behind this image.

These are the main differences between porcelain veneers and zirconium veneers. We give our patients detailed information on this subject and leave the decision to them again.

Author Dişçim İstanbul

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