What is Zirconium?
Zirconium, also known as zircon or zirconia, is a type of metal discovered in the 18th century. It is a material used in many different fields from space industry to military industry. Zirconium metal distinguishes itself from the others because of its corrosion resistance. It is used as an infrastructure material in the dental sector due to its white color and light transmittable structure. Zirconium is generally used as a veneer in the dental industry and is known as a zirconium veneers. It is a very good alternative to white porcelain and prosthesis because of its white and light transmission instead of gray colored metals.
What is zirconium dental veneers?
Zirconium is generally preferred in dental veneers with porcelain. Supports applied in dentalveneers are seperated into two as metal and non-metal. Zirconium veneers are recommended by physicians as it gives the most realistic result for patients who want to have a more aesthetic appearance in dental treatment. Zirconium substructure is used in dental treatments because the aesthetic rate increases as well as the satisfaction rate. Zirconium, which is used in tooth making and has white color, is used as zirconia ceramic rather than pure mineral usage and processed in a special oven. The zirconium dental veneers do not contain metal support and provides a more realistic appearance than tooth coatings with metal support.
Where are zirconium teeth used?
Zirconium teeth are mainly used for aesthetic purposes. It is preferred in advanced colorations that cannot be obtained by processes such as teeth whitening, in hereditary structure coloration, in discrete or slightly warped and oriented teeth such as diastema where orotontic treatment is not preferred, in tooth restorations where the loss of old filled material is excessive, in tooth restorations where bridge or coating is excessive in the anterior groups, and in implant prosthesis and smile aesthetics.
What are the advantages of zirconium?
- Zirconium is light transmitting. It is applied to patients who want a natural tooth image.
- It is the most suitable veneer type for patients with metal allergy.
- Zirconia does not harm the body. It is a tissue-friendly material.
- Can be applied on the implant, titanium and zirconium do not show any negative interaction.
- The treatment period is not too long and can be completed within 4-5 days.
- Zirconium is a method that can be applied to any patient whose permanent teeth are completely removed.
How are zirconium veneers applied?
Zirconium veneers are reduced to a certain extent as in normal veneers and the gum is measured when it becomes healthy. In laboratory environment, zirconium substructure and porcelain top are processed in the appropriate color to the tooth and in harmony with the tooth in the clinical environment. In the last step, it is permanently adhered to the teeth with special adhesives.
Which department deals with zirconium teeth?
Patients who wish to receive information about zirconium dental treatment may consult the prosthetic dentistry, a branch of dentistry.