What You Need to Know About Zirconium Coating

What You Need to Know About Zirconium Coating

What is zirconium?

Zirconium (zircon, zirconia) is a kind of metal discovered in the 18th century. It is used in many fields from the aerospace industry to the military. It is a metal type that is preferred in many areas because its biggest feature is not corroded. Due to its white color and light permeability, it is used in dentistry as a substructure material under ceramic crowns.

Who can be applied zirconium veneer?

Zircon ceramic crowns can be applied to anyone. Since Zircon does not have any allergy properties, its usage area is wide. There is no age range.

What are the advantages of zirconium coating over other coatings?

Zircon crowns are superior to other metal-supported crowns. Since zircons are white in color and translucent, they transmit light. Since the light transmittance is closest to the natural tooth, they achieve the aesthetics of the natural tooth. This is not the case with metal-supported crowns. Zircons do not corrode so they do not discolor or leave a metallic taste in the mouth. Metal-supported crowns corrode in the mouth.

Do zirconium crowns have any harm to the body?

Zircons do not cause any harm to the body. They are tissue-friendly materials.

Will there be any bruising to the gums with the zirconium coating?

Since zirconia crowns do not corrode, they do not cause any infection in the gingiva. If the patient pays attention to oral hygiene, they do not cause problems in the gums. Sometimes teeth that have had root canal treatment change color in the mouth. Zircon hides this discoloration without losing its naturalness. In these cases, the discoloration is seen under the thin gingiva. In this case, it is not caused by the zircon crowns, but by the color change of the tooth itself.

Is zirconium veneer a very expensive veneer?

Zircon ceramics are more expensive than metal-supported crowns. This is due to the fact that it is prepared in 3D in the computerized environment called cad cam system and the technician labor is difficult. In addition, the price of the substance increases due to the fact that zircon in nature is used in dentistry after many processes. At the same time, the dentist’s preparation of the tooth to be crowned according to the zircon increases the labor.

Can Zirconium coating be applied on implants?

Zircon ceramic crowns can be applied on the implants. They do not show any interaction with titanium, which is the material of the implant.

Does the light transmittance of the teeth disappear with the zirconium coating?

The light transmittance of zirconia ceramics and natural teeth is the same. It can be applied easily, especially in patients who want an aesthetic appearance.

How long does the zirconium coating treatment take?


Zircon ceramic treatment can be completed in 5 days.


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Chief Physician Dt. Ayça TENLI KURT