Zirconium crowns vs. metal-ceramic crowns

February 22, 2019

We have no doubts, we don’t even think about it, we always opt for zirconium crowns.

Coronas de Zirconio vs coronas de metal cerámica

Why? Well, it’s simple: Zirconium is a relatively new material that gives crowns greater strength than metal-ceramic crowns, but at the same time they are lighter.

Zirconium is a material which is totally compatible with the human organism and will not cause any type of allergy as can happen with metal-ceramic ones.
The homogeneous colour and the absence of metal make them more durable in the mouth because, although with the passage of time a little gingival recession may occur, you will never notice that darkened area which used to remain between the gum and the tooth.
Metal-ceramic crowns are opaque in the mouth because the metal does not allow light to pass through, unlike zirconium which is translucent and is infinitely more aesthetic, in fact it is the closest thing to a natural tooth.
Zirconium crowns also have a low thermal conductivity (because they are free of metal parts), therefore there are no strange sensations when eating or drinking cold or hot.

The only disadvantage we find in this product is that the price is a little bit higher. It must be taken into account that the material used to manufacture these crowns is more expensive, the production technology is more complex and the manufacturing is done in specific laboratories and with highly qualified prosthetists.

Even if it is a slightly more expensive product, it is worth investing in it because in health you should not skimp. Our experts in dental aesthetics in Valencia will assist you at all times to make the most appropriate decision.

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