After dental loss or dental decay, implantologists install artificial teeth.
These dental crowns are caps that provide support to a broken tooth or a new dental implant. Depending on the choice of the patient, crowns of different materials might be formed to complete the process. Ceramic or metal crowns have been commonly used, but now zirconia crowns are also gaining popularity amongst young adults living in metro cities such as Hyderabad, Mumbai, and Chennai.
What are zirconia crowns?
For quality dental restorations and replacements, dental experts use zirconia crowns. These crowns are made of the compound zirconium dioxide, which is a very durable form of ceramic material.
At dental clinics in metro cities such as Hyderabad, Mumbai, and Chennai, zirconium crowns are preferred by implantologists over conventional gold, metal, or porcelain crowns.
Zirconia crowns are strong and aesthetically appealing and cannot be destroyed virtually.
There are various types of zirconia crowns used in dentistry. It first started in 2010 to be applied at prominent dental clinics in India.
Eledent Dental Hospital is one of the few dental clinics in Hyderabad that mills zirconia crowns by using CAD/CAM technology.
People are often hesitant to use Zirconia crowns because of safety hazards. However, in the case of zirconia crowns, this problem does not occur as the metal is biocompatible and their chemical components are not reactive. This makes zirconia crowns to be a safe choice of crown implants.
Cost Of Zirconia Crowns
Depending on the dental clinic and the number of crowns required, Zirconia crowns cost more in metro cities such as Hyderabad, Delhi, and Mumbai.
They are definitely expensive compared to metal or ceramic crown restorations.
On average, a single zirconia crown costs Rs 10000 and can go up to Rs 25000 in dental clinics in Hyderabad, Delhi, and Mumbai.
Zirconia crowns are durable and may last up to 10 years depending on the oral care and hygiene maintained.
Advantages of Zirconia Crowns
For the restoration of molars, zirconia crowns are an ideal choice as they allow easy chewing or breaking down of hard food material.
For patients having a history of fractured teeth or a habit of grinding teeth, zirconia crowns will not create an impact on the stability of the crown due to its immense strength. These crowns can last up to 10 years without any discomfort.
One of the hesitations people face while getting any dental crown is its safety. People can have a metallic reaction that may be detrimental or fatal to one’s health.
Zirconium crowns can be customized for the different needs of the patient. This reduces the chances of any error.
Lastly, zirconia crowns are metal-free without causing any metallic allergies to those who are wearing them.
Zirconia crowns are translucent in nature. They can potentially match the colour of the adjacent teeth. The crown can be customized in any shade of colour to match the natural colouring of your teeth.
Zirconia crowns are technologically compatible. Through AI and CAD-CAM technology, the proper shape of the zirconia crowns can be determined. This ensures detailed and correct precision of fitting and reduces the time of manufacturing and cementing them.
Good for dental health
Zirconia crowns are biocompatible and good for your dental health. The chemical compound present in the crown is absolutely metal-free. Therefore, no darkening of the gingival area takes place as compared to metal crowns.
Zirconia crowns are comfortable for the wearer and do not allow the occurrence of metal margins due to the recession of gums.
The translucent and smooth surface of the crown also does not allow the accumulation of plaque or food residual to stick. Hence, this eliminates the chances of the cavity or bacterial formation on the tooth causing dental decay or bad breath.
The substructural bond of zirconium is very strong to prevent chipping or fracturing of the crown due to nail-biting or teeth grinding.
Zirconium also enables a healthy dental tissue response.
Today with CEREC and CAD-CAM technology, the process of cementing zirconia crowns has become quicker and more accurate.
The technology allows dental experts to accurately mill the crown in their own office rather than sending it to the labs.
Therefore, patients can get their crowns in a single day visit at the dental clinic.