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Kaiser, Rosen & Kurman Dental Associates
Kaiser, Rosen & Kurman Dental Associates

Kaiser, Rosen & Kurman Dental Associates
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Zirconia Crowns

Rendering of jaw with dental crownAt Kaiser, Rosen & Kurman Dental Associates, we only offer the very best in aesthetic and durable restorations. This includes zirconia crowns. Thanks to advances in technology, zirconia has become the preferred material when it comes to cosmetics. Zirconia can be textured and shaped to match the appearance of natural enamel. A zirconia crown can be used for both restorative and cosmetic reasons.

What Is a Dental Crown?

A dental crown is a fixed prosthetic appliance that is bonded to an existing tooth. We may recommend a crown to: protect a weak tooth from breaking, restore a broken or worn down tooth, cover a tooth with a minimal healthy enamel, or make a cosmetic modification. A zirconia crown can be used to cover a misshapen or severely discolored tooth. While the main purpose of a crown is to cover a damaged tooth, it also strengthens its structure and improves its overall appearance.

The Dental Crown Procedure

The procedure for a traditional crown is usually broken up into two appointments: one to prepare the tooth and one to place the crown. This is largely due to the fabrication process, which typically takes a couple of weeks. In certain circumstances, a zirconia crown can be fabricated and placed on the same day. Same day dental crowns are made possible thanks to CAD/CAM software and an in-office milling unit.

The milling unit transforms a single block of zirconia into a precise, beautiful restoration using a digital impression. A traditional crown requires a physical impression that is sent off to our dental lab for the fabrication process. Regardless of which crown you receive, the tooth must be completely reshaped during the preparation phase. This allows us to accommodate the thickness and size of the crown.

Benefits of Zirconium Crowns

Zirconia has become one of the most popular restorative materials during the last few years. We specialize in zirconium crowns due to their many benefits, some of which include:
•  Aesthetics. Like porcelain, zirconia can be molded to match the appearance of natural teeth. It also possesses the same light-reflective properties of tooth enamel. We will choose a shade of zirconia that blends in seamlessly with the rest of their smile.
•  Durability. Besides metal and gold, zirconia is one of the most durable restorative materials available today. We recommend it over porcelain because it possesses the same aesthetic value with better longevity.
•  Biocompatibility. Zirconia is tolerated extremely well by gum tissues, reducing the risk of an allergic reaction.
•  Stain Resistant. Unlike composite resin, zirconia is completely resistant to stains.
•  Metal-free. The alternative, stainless steel crowns, are much less discreet than zirconia. Eliminating metal can also be better for your long-term oral health.

Schedule Your Consultation

If you would like to learn more about zirconia crowns, call 215-464-5600, and schedule your consultation now!
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