Metal & Zirconia Crowns

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Dental crowns are basically caps that cover the tooth or an implant. Dental specialists frequently prescribe crowns as a method for supporting broken, frail, or deformed teeth. Dental crowns can likewise be utilised to conceal a tooth that is extremely worn out or severely stained. They can likewise be utilised related to extensions to reinforce different teeth. With regards to the materials that crowns are made of, you have a few potential choices, including ceramic and metal. 

Another choice that is currently accessible for certain individuals is a zirconia crown. Zirconia crowns are produced using zirconium dioxide, a truly tough sort of ceramic material, that consists of properties that impede from breaking and chipping, both on the encompassing teeth and the one beneath  the crown. The recovery time after getting this treatment is about 3 months. Nevertheless, the patient will be able to get back to normal routine as the gums heal.

The dental specialist will first discuss whether to choose zirconia crown or metal ceramic crown for the procedure. At the primary visit, your dental specialist might take a couple of X-rays to check the underlying foundations of the tooth, getting the crown and encompassing bone. In the event that the tooth has a broad cavity or on the other hand assuming there is a risk of infection or injury to the pulp of the tooth, a root canal treatment may initially be performed.

Before the zirconia or metal ceramic crown tooth preparation starts, your dental specialist will sedate and numb the tooth and the gum tissue around the tooth. Then, the tooth getting the crown is reshaped along the biting surface and sides to account for the crown. The amount removed relies upon the type of crown (metal ceramic or zirconia) that is going to be fitted. On the off chance that an enormous area of the tooth is not present, your dental specialist will use a filling material to develop the tooth first in order to support the crown.

Once the tooth is reshaped, the dental specialist normally will use a glue or paste to mould an impression of the tooth to get the crown as precise as possible. Nevertheless, sometimes this process may also be carried out using a computerised scanner, making the procedure much more efficient and quicker. Impressions of the teeth above and underneath the tooth to get the dental crown will likewise be made to ensure that the crown does not impact the chewing or biting.

The impressions are shipped off to a dental lab where the zirconia crown or metal ceramic crown will be made. The crown is generally gotten back to the dental specialist's office within 15-20 days. The dental specialist will likewise choose the shade that most intently matches the shade of your natural teeth. A local sedative will be utilised to numb the tooth and the new zirconia crown or metal ceramic crown will be permanently cemented to the teeth.


Zirconia crown or metal ceramic crown is predominantly used to treat;

  • Fractured or broken tooth
  • Chipped or cracked tooth
  • After root canal treatment
  • Large filling