High Quality Zirconia Restorations
Zirconia is regarded as a leading-edge material when it comes to dental restorations today. It has established itself as the material of choice among both dental professionals and patients; due to the superior durability and excellent aesthetics it offers over other conventional alternatives like PFM and other ceramics. It is no wonder then, that those practices that offer zirconia restorations are more sought after today.
Popular applications of zirconia in dentistry include zirconia dental implant restorations, as well as zirconia crowns, and zirconia dental bridges. Apart from these, it also finds applications in veneers. It is also used as frameworks for porcelain-fused-to-Zirconia bridges and crowns.
If your practice does not yet offer this, then it is an opportunity you do not want to miss.
Key Advantages of Zirconia Restorations
Made of zirconia dioxide which is incredibly strong and crack-resistant, it is the hardest and the most hard wearing among all other materials in use. Its natural strength and durability make zirconia an ideal choice for posterior and anterior crowns and bridges. In fact, zirconia crowns are 5 times stronger compared to porcelain and other crowns, allowing it to offer better resistance and stability against bruxism and regular chewing.
Zirconia has hypoallergenic properties, which give it a high level of biocompatibility. Some patients could have allergic reactions to certain metals and alloys, and there are times when the restorations could be rejected by the body. Both these cases could result in infections and further issues. However, this can be greatly minimized with the use of zirconia restorations, as they are metal-free, extremely safe and ideal even for those with higher sensitivity.
- Quicker Restorations
Zirconia restorations are usually made from pre-sintered and shaded blocks, which makes it easier for our zirconia dental lab to fabricate restorations in a quicker and more efficient manner.
Zirconia Bridge vs PFM Bridge
While PFM bridges and crowns continue to be common due to the great durability, zirconia bridge strength far supersedes that of PFM. The higher flexural strength of a monolithic zirconia dental bridge ensures that patients needn’t worry about cracks, fractures or chipping while exerting chewing forces while eating. This also reduces the need for further reconstruction work in the future, making it a win-win choice for both dentists and patients alike.
As a zirconia dental lab, Dental Creations offers speedy and skillful restorations using advanced digital dentistry technology, to ensure the perfect fit for your patients. To know more, or to speak to one of our experts, please feel free to reach out to us.