Zirconium crowns: what do you need to know?  

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In this blog, we go into detail about the benefits, process and care of zirconium crowns (zircon dental crowns).

Smiling is the gateway to our personality and our self-confidence. Still, many people are reluctant to fully smile due to dental issues such as damaged, discolored, or missing teeth.

Fortunately, advances in dental restorative treatments offer modern solutions to regain a bright smile. Zirconium crowns or ceramic crowns are among the options that are gaining in popularity. Most of the clinics also offer dental implants or veneers.

What is zirconium?

Zirconium or Zirconium dioxide is an advanced strong material used in dentistry to create durable and aesthetic crowns. This material is even stronger than porcelain.

Known for its fracture resistance and biocompatibility, it is a popular choice for those looking to restore the appearance and function of their teeth.

How do zirconia dental crowns differ from other types of crowns?

In contrast to conventional metal crowns, zirconia permanent crowns offer a more natural appearance thanks to their translucency, which is similar to tooth enamel. They are particularly suitable for teeth in the visible area such as incisors and canines because they are aesthetically pleasing.

Advantages of zirconium crowns

Aesthetic and natural

Zirconium artificial crowns are designed to mimic the color and natural shape of teeth, creating a harmonious and natural smile.

The translucent material allows light to reflect in the same way as tooth enamel, making them virtually indistinguishable and meeting aesthetic demands.

In this way, the zirconium crowns are adapted to the individual tooth color of the patient and optimal results are achieved. This is a very important quality of a high-quality denture.

Increased durability

Zirconium is extremely break-resistant and offers exceptional durability compared to other crown materials. This means your zirconia crowns have great strength and durability and will withstand the daily chewing rigors without deteriorating.


Zirconium is well tolerated by oral tissues, reducing the risk of irritation or allergies. This makes it a suitable choice for patients with tooth sensitivities or allergic reactions.

The process of placing zirconium crowns

Placing zirconia crowns requires several important steps to ensure a perfect fit and an esthetic result. It is similar to putting in dental implants in Turkey.

1. Planning

The process begins with a consultation in a dentist office to discuss your needs and goals. Your dentist will also examine the condition of your teeth to determine if zirconia crowns are the best option for you. Your dentist will tell you everything about this dental procedure and the crown costs.

With the help of Cad Cam technology, the fixed dentures made of zirconium are optimally adapted to the shape of the teeth and jaw.

2. Tooth preparation

During the first visit, a slight tooth reduction is carried out so that the zirconium crown sits comfortably and can therefore provide high stability. The dentists prepare a temporary crown to protect your natural tooth.

3. Accurate impressions

To ensure that the zirconia crowns fit your mouth perfectly, impressions of your teeth are made with precision.

4. Customization

Zirconia crowns are custom made based on the impressions. This process ensures a precise and comfortable fit. The individual shape, color and high translucency enable a customer-specific production of a fully veneered zirconium crown.

5. Installation

After the crowns have been made, they are carefully fitted and attached to your prepared teeth. Careful adjustments are made to ensure proper alignment and a comfortable fit. The installation is usually a one day procedure.

Caring for your new crowns

In order to prolong the life of your zirconium crowns and maintain their shine, it is important to follow good oral hygiene. The tips can also be used with other types of crowns, such as a ceramic crown.

Oral health

Brush your teeth twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and floss to remove food particles trapped between your teeth and crowns.

Avoid bad habits

Avoid biting hard objects like ice cubes or pens as this could damage your crowns. If you have a habit of grinding your teeth, you might want to consider using a night screen.

Regular visits to the dentist

With regular visits to the dentist, your dentist can monitor the condition of your crowns, regardless of whether they have ceramic veneers or are made of zirconium, and identify potential problems at an early stage.

Zirconia crowns compared to other alternatives

Porcelain crowns

Porcelain crowns offer excellent esthetics but can be more delicate than zirconia crowns. Crowns that have been veneered with ceramic usually have to be replaced more frequently.

Metal crowns

Metal crowns are stable but less aesthetic as they are visible and can stain the gums. This could result in dark crown edges. Zirconium offers an esthetic and durable alternative.

Costs and factors to consider

Initial investment

Zirconium crowns may have a higher initial cost than some other options, but their durability and natural appearance make them a wise investment.

Long-term durability

Due to their fracture resistance and biocompatibility, zirconium crowns are designed to last and offer excellent value for money.

Conclusion – Cosmedica Dental

If you are looking for a modern dental solution to restore your smile and confidence, zirconia crowns are an attractive option. Their natural aesthetics, durability and biocompatibility make them a compelling choice for restoring a bright smile. Do not hesitate to consult your dentist to discuss the possibility of opting for zirconia crowns and enjoying a bright smile for years to come.

Contact the staff of our dental clinic in Turkey and get free advice on dental crowns!

Frequently asked questions about zirconium crowns

No, zirconium crowns are designed to look like your natural teeth and are difficult to tell apart.

The pose is usually painless as it is performed under local anesthesia. You may feel a slight pressure after the procedure.

Yes, zirconium crowns are often used for front teeth due to their natural appearance.

With proper care, these crowns can last 10 years or more.

No, zirconia crowns only require good oral hygiene and regular dental visits.