What is zirconium, what is its structure, who can use it and what are its advantages?
Zirconium, which is a type of coating; Although it has metal properties as an element, it is white in color and is processed in special furnaces; It is one of the most preferred dental coating materials in aesthetic areas and as an over-implant coating. Especially metal-free zirconium porcelain veneers are frequently preferred as they are the closest application to natural tooth whiteness. Its light-permeable structure is the factor that allows this natural appearance to occur. It has been stripped of the negative properties of metal and is durable close to metal.
What is Zirconium?
Zirconium is applied in crown and bridge treatments in aesthetic dentistry. If implant treatment is not suitable for missing teeth, it can be used as a bridge in this area, as well as the type of coating that is closest to the natural tooth, which can also be used as an over-implant crown or over-dental veneer. There are many advantages of zirconium in dental veneers. Zirconium oxide, which can be converted into various formats with high technology, is an extremely durable material. An example of its durability is its use as a heat shield in spacecraft and as a brake disc in the automobile industry.
In treatments, Zirconium Block with the desired color and light transmittance is processed according to the digital data of the tooth to be created and processed in special ovens. With the development of digital dentistry, the data obtained from the models with the help of three-dimensional scanners; It turns into a tangible entity with specialized devices in this field. The quality of zirconium to be used in the coating is also important for the perfect result. There are many types of blocks with features such as strength, durability, and special color transition. Zirconium veneers have many advantages over metal-supported porcelains. It is one of the indispensable parts of smile aesthetics. Implants made of zirconium have also been produced and are the subject of many studies.
Advantages of Zirconium in Dental Treatments
Advantages that will make Zirconium Veneers preferable:
- Made from an all natural substance
- Safely used in dental aesthetic applications
- Healthy for patients with metal allergies
- Metal is much more aesthetic than porcelain.
- Thanks to its light transmittance structure, it adapts very well to the natural tooth color.
- It is more hygienic than coatings made of metal
- It is quite robust against the effects that the tooth is exposed to.
- Does not cause an allergic condition
- Adapts to the immune system
Usage Areas of Zirconium
“What is zirconium?” After giving the answer to the question and the advantages of zirconium, we can focus on the usage area of zirconium material. Zirconium, which is a highly durable material, is used not only in dental treatments, but also in different fields of medicine. Especially in orthopedics, zirconium is preferred. Zirconium, which is frequently used in joint prostheses , can also be used in other parts of the body. In addition to dental treatments, zirconium, which does not harm the health of the body and provides an aesthetic appearance, gives very good and successful results.
As we mentioned in the examples above, zirconium material is a preferred material for its durability, which is also used in various industrial areas. As a result of its hard structure, zirconium is a long-lasting material. It is very difficult to damage zirconium when eating hard foods, it is not easily eroded. In addition, the zirconium material does not harm those who are allergic to metal and adapts to the tooth structure biologically. Ultimately, restorations made aesthetically and harmoniously; It does not trigger various ailments and does not cause gum problems.
Ankara Zirconium Coating
Before zirconium, a metal layer was placed under the tooth coating to strengthen the structure. After zirconium, which was brought to a format that dentists can use, it was the most suitable choice for patients with natural white color, resistant to hot/cold change and allergic to metals. The zirconium dental crown provides a more natural and more aesthetic appearance by losing the matte appearance thanks to its light transmittance. In addition, it is more durable than metal teeth and is preferred more in front teeth due to its natural appearance. Zirconium minimizes staining caused by smoking or other reasons, does not cause bad breath, does not cause gum problems and does not cause taste changes in the mouth.
You can contact us for detailed information about zirconium coating treatments and smile design suitable for your smile design with the models determined in the digital environment according to your mouth and tooth structure and for an appointment.