As a developing technology product, zirconium constitutes a very important part of aesthetic dentistry. It is an aesthetic material that is especially preferred in our clinic, as it does not contain any metal, gives very white effects and has a very high durability.
As Laura Dental Center, we take intraoral photographs and videos before the treatment, as in all aesthetic treatments we will apply to our patients. Using this data, we determine the most suitable smile for our patient’s face digitally. Before the treatment, in the rooms specially designed for our patients in our clinic, we show our patients all the details, from how our patients will look after the treatment, to which shade of white will be better, and we make a joint decision. We transfer the decision made to our laboratory digitally. With the zirconium crowns obtained in a very short time, our patients spend their holidays in the unique nature of Antalya and return to their country with the aesthetic smiles that Laura Dental Center gained to them.
It is a tissue-friendly white ceramic alloy used instead of grey metal as the infrastructure of classical porcelain bridges and crowning. Zirconium is often preferred in dentistry for a more aesthetic smile. It offers a more natural and realistic appearance compared to metal-supported porcelain veneers. It is the closest treatment alternative to natural teeth with its light transmittance and durability. It is also called zirconium crown, zirconium tooth.
Thanks to its light transmittance feature, the image of natural teeth is fully done. The enamel of healthy teeth transmits light completely. Metals, which are the substructures of classical porcelain veneers, create an opaque appearance on the teeth. This causes the teeth to look lifeless and artificial. This is prevented with zirconium.
When smiling, the level of the gingiva and their symmetrical appearance are as important as the appearance of the teeth. At this point, it may be necessary to intervene in the gingiva, preferably with a laser. The relationship between factors such as lip level, length of teeth, gingival level, tooth colour, tooth alignment, the harmony of lips and teeth when we laugh, and the laugh line have great importance in aesthetic smile makeover. Spectacular aesthetic results are obtained with zirconium veneers and smile makeover.
The substance loss is the same as metal-supported porcelain veneers. It is trimmed 1 or 2 mm from your normal tooth surface. Trimming operations are performed under local anaesthesia, and then a temporary tooth-coloured crown is applied to prevent tingling in hot and cold temperatures. A slight tingling is seen in very few of the patients, and the treatment is completed without any problems in general.
In patients with healthy gingiva, it is completed within 1 week and in a total of 3 sessions. According to the patients, a few more rehearsals can be performed until both the dentist and the patient are satisfied.
Fractures and cracking may occur in reverse and excessive force, but this probability is the same with solid tooth. It can be repaired to a large extent in the clinics. If the tooth under the veneer starts to decay over time and loss of material occurs, it may fall out. In such cases, the tooth is treated if possible and the veneer is adhered again.