Zirconium crowns, also called zirconia crowns are a type of dental caps or dental crowns produced from a material called zirconia. Zirconia crowns are very versatile, meaning that they can be used with zirconia dental implants as well as other types of implants such as titanium dental implants. Zirconia is becoming a very popular dentistry material for different types of dental work due to its aesthetics combined with great durability and high success rate.
The average zirconium crowns cost is different according to the destination the patient chooses. For example, patients opting for zirconium crowns in Turkey will have to pay as little as half the cost of undergoing the same procedure in the United Kingdom or United States. This is one of the main reasons patients opt to visit Turkey as well as other medical tourism hubs for their dental procedures.
Zirconia Crowns offer several advantages compared to other types like porcelain fused to metal:
Strong and biocompatible- Zirconia crowns are fully biocompatible and less exposed to plaque accumulation. They are also extremely durable, with a very low chance of fractures or chipping of the crown.
They can be personalized– Due to the way they are being produced, these crowns can be manufactured to suit the patient's needs better than other types of crowns. New technologies such as computer-assisted design and computer-assisted manufacturing ensure that the crown fits perfectly for each patient. It is also possible to produce these crowns in such a way that they are exactly the same colour shade as the patient's natural teeth.
Allergy-free– Patients allergic to certain metals can opt for these allergy free crowns.
They are aesthetic– Since zirconia is free of any metal and can mimic the look of natural teeth, there is no darkening of the gum area, as is the case with porcelain fused to metal crowns. Even in patients suffering from gum recession there is no chance of metal becoming visible, as is the case with other types of crowns.
Comfortable for patients– Porcelain fused to metal crowns tend to transmit heat and cold very easily, making patients very sensitive to different foods and drink. These crowns are more comfortable for patients, allowing them to enjoy hot or cold foods and drinks.