Zirconium, supports broken, weak, or misshapen teeth. It can also be used to cover up a tooth that is very worn down or severely discoloured. Zirconia crowns are made from zirconium dioxide, a very durable type of white metal that’s related to titanium, although it’s categorized as a type of ceramic crown. Zirconium allows for the perfect tooth colouring that best matches the patient’s natural tooth colour.
Since the light permeability is similar to natural teeth, the opaque appearance formed in teeth with metal substructure does not occur in zirconium. It is possible to obtain an aesthetic-looking result that cannot be distinguished from natural teeth.
Zirconium is a white metal, therefore, grey/purple discoloration near gum level will not be observed in zirconium compared to metal-based porcelain.
As it provides impeccable hot-cold insulation, patients can eat comfortably without worrying about heat changes due to sensitivity.
Since it has the feature of masking the subcolor, it does not reflect the original dark colour even when the cover is placed on the dark teeth and provides the desired cosmetic result. In addition, the zirconium outer covering surface is completely polished and smooth, it does not hold onto any food residue or stain. Thus, the colour will always remain the same. No colour change will be observed due to usage.
Zirconium is a material compatible with dental tissue. The discoloration similar to bruising on the neck and gingiva seen in metal-supported prostheses is never seen and does not cause gum recession. If the gums are receded due to improper brushing, it will not create an aesthetically bad appearance.