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The zirconium crowns are ultra-modern and very effective solutions to replace missing teeth that will make you smile more often and will make others compliment you. The zirconium crowns were first used in 1998 in the dental clinic at the University of Zurich (Switzerland), and from that time on its popularity grew steadily.

The name of this crown makes many patients believe that it is made entirely of zirconium. While in reality, only the inside is made of zirconium, but the outside is made of ceramic. The combination of these two materials offers new teeth with high resistance and anesthetic, incomparable to any other type of dental crown.

 

Who Is This For?

  • Individuals with crooked or misshapen teeth or dental deficiencies
  • Individuals with tooth decay that are too wide to be completed with a tooth filling
  • Individuals with broken teeth
  • Individuals who want to replace an old crown for the functional or aesthetic reasons

Treatment Duration

7-10 days

Potential Risks & Side Effects 

  • Anesthetic complications
  • Chipped or loosened crown
  • Infection
  • Allergic reaction
  • Loss of crown
  • Gum disease
  • Teeth sensitivity 

Recovery Time

There is no need for remarkable recovery time after the Zirconium crowns process. You can continue your daily routine immediately unless a local anesthetic is applied. Likewise, you can return to work the day after treatment, or even immediately after treatment.

Success Rate: 90-95%

Alternative Treatments

  • Porcelain Onlays
  •  Phasing Treatment
  • Porcelain Veneers

How Does it Work?

  • Zirconium crowns are lighter than ceramic-metallic crowns but up to 50% stronger.
  • Zirconium, used in stomatology, is biocompatible with the human organism. It is not a metal and does not cause any type of allergy.
  • The white color of the zirconium allows the use of crowns for a longer period. With zirconium crowns, you never see the metal even if the gum is removed or a piece of ceramic falls.
  • Zirconium crowns limit the adhesion of the bacterial plaque.
  • Zirconium oxide is not transparent to light compared to ceramics; so even the gray teeth being covered can become very aesthetic.
  • A zirconium crown also has a low thermal conductivity (because it is free of metal) which allows you to eat hot and cold food without having unpleasant sensations caused by the temperature.

 

What Does Zirconium Crowns Treatment Involve?

1.    Consultation for Zirconium Crowns

The first step to start your Zirconium Crown process will be the online consultation phase. At this stage, our specialist will try to get to know you and your complaint closely to make sure you are a suitable candidate for Zirconium crown treatment. Your health history, allergies, medications you use, your ideas about the process and your priority expectations from treatment are the most important data to determine the most appropriate treatment for you at this stage, and if this is Zirconium crowns, the most suitable dentist / dental clinic for this.

The photo of your tooth/teeth that you have problems with or want to cover with Zirconium crowns will be very useful to understand your eligibility during the online consultation phase

2.    Planning Your Trip and Choosing the Clinic

At this stage, you have now made your decision for Zirconium crowns and you want to consider the options. Therefore, we offer you our clinic or dentist options based on the dates that best suit you and your special requests, if any, and we expect you to choose one.

3.    Final Consultation with Your Dentist

When you arrive at the dentist's office, you will have a face-to-face consultation with your dentist. He or she will ask you some questions to try to understand your expectations better and also make you understand what you should expect from your Zirconium crowns treatment. Your dentist will explain everything you need to know about dental crowns in general and Zirconium crowns specifically and try to simulate the results as much as possible, in order you to feel ready and comfortable.

4.    Medical Examinations

Before the Zirconium crowns process begins, your dentist will conduct medical tests to make sure that you are in acceptable health status for the treatment. Every patient is required to undergo medical tests to ensure that nothing can hinder the success of the process and if any risk obtained, dentists try to eliminate them first.

5.    Treatment Visits

There will be 2 visits to complete the Zirconium crowns process. These are:

First Appointment: Preparation and Taking Impression

  •  In the beginning, the dentist examines the functionality of the tooth nerve and the stability of the tooth root. During the preliminary examination, an X-ray image of the affected tooth is sometimes taken and evaluated.
  • Treatment begins with the administration of local anesthesia.
  • For preparing the tooth for the procedure, the tooth is cleaned, shaped and a specific amount of tooth structure (generally size of 0.5 or 0.7 millimeters) should be trimmed away. Up to 60 percent of the partially healthy hard substance has to be removed. The shape of the prepared tooth helps to ensure the crown's stability.
  • Then the dentist takes an impression and sends it to the laboratory. Your dentist can do this in the traditional way, by taking molds from your teeth, or through the CEREC technology in a single session using a computer. The impression contains a copy of the prepared tooth, it's surrounding gum tissue, and the other teeth on that jaw.
  • A temporary crown is then placed on the tooth while the Zirconium crowns are produced.
  • The laboratory prepares the crown(s) generally in 7-10 days.

Second Appointment: Placement and Cementation

  • During your second visit, the dentist will remove the temporary crown and check that the prepared Zirconium crowns match perfectly with your natural teeth. If so, he or she will put it on your tooth with special dental cement to restore it to its original appearance.
  • Once cemented, a Zirconium crown completely covers the tooth permanently. Zirconium is the material which is mainly used for the manufacture of crowns since it has the most aesthetic qualities. It resembles a real tooth, by its shape and color.

 

The Advantages of Dental Crowns

Although each type of dental crown has its advantages, below it is highlighted the common advantages of dental crowns.

  • Dental crowns rebuild the anatomical shape of the tooth
  • They strengthen teeth
  • Aesthetic improvement of teeth is obtained with dental crowns
  • They help to protect damaged and weakened teeth
  • Dental crowns provide functional improvement of teeth
  • They are stable (compared to the removable prosthesis).

 

Things You Should Consider After Zirconium Crowns Treatment

  • You should not consume excessively hot or cold foods and beverages for at least a week after the treatment is completed.
  • Hard to chew and sticky foods should also be avoided in this period
  • In the first week after treatment, mild pain and tenderness may occur in your treated teeth. This is normal and the dentist will prescribe you painkillers to relieve pain.
  • If any of your dental crowns are damaged, broken, cracked or detached, you should visit your dentist by carefully packing the broken piece. Your dentist will try to reposition the piece, if this method is not aesthetically or medically appropriate, he or she can order a new crown.
  • For the sustainability of your crowns brush your teeth at least twice a day, ideally after each meal, ensures the longevity of the crown.
  • Clean the interdental spaces with dental floss. The use of dental floss completes brushing by removing bacteria present between the teeth and preventing the appearance of dental plaque.
  • Visit regularly your dentist to check that everything is fine and you're crowns and other teeth are in good health.

 

FAQ

Is Zirconium Crowns Procedure Painful?

Not during the zirconium crowns treatment but maybe afterward you may feel some pain or soreness but this can be easily relieved with standard pain medication.

How Durable Are Zirconium Crowns?

Thanks to its mechanical properties, zirconium oxide is undoubtedly the material offering the greatest resistance and solidity. As a result, you may use zirconium crowns for more than 15 years and that means they have a much longer life than other dental crowns.

What Are the Main Differences Between Dental Crowns and Dental Veneers?

Both crowns and veneers are dental restoration materials and use to cover an existing tooth to improve its appearance or function. The dental crown is used to strengthen a damaged tooth, while veneers are mainly used for cosmetic improvements. Dental crowns cover the entire visible part of the tooth while the veneers are an ultra-thin layer produced to cover the front of a tooth.

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    I have many teeth crowned by Dr Hatice İlkhan when we were in Marmaris on our yacht.My teeth are very good every day I think of she and how lucky I was to get my new teeth.

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