At Uptown Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry, we strive to stay on the leading edge of technology to ensure our patients get the most up to date options. Uptown continues that mission with the addition of an on-site Zirconia lab.
Zirconium crowns have quickly become the preferred material for dental crowns. Zirconium is a very strong substance that can endure wear and tear of everyday use. When looking at Zirconium crowns from an aesthetic point, it is clear and very similar to a natural tooth and reflects light the same way. This may be important if your new crowns are in the front of your mouth and it is particularly relevant in cases where the crown will be seen next to natural teeth.
Porcelain is the conventional material used for new crowns, however, full porcelain can chip or break. Zirconium crowns and bridges are so strong they can be used anywhere in the mouth. Zirconium crowns can withstand the biting pressure of the front teeth as well as back teeth grinding.
The look of zirconium crowns and bridges is so close to natural teeth that it is hard to tell the difference.