What Are The Fields of Usage of Zirconium?
Zirconium has high tensile strength, durability and tissue-friendliness, so it can be used as a ceramic form implant and abutment material in dentistry, as core materials in fixed restorations (crown-bridge, laminate, inlay-onlay), and post-core materials. The introduction of zirconium ceramics has paralleled the development of computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) technology.
Where are Zirconium Teeth used?
- In the case of hereditary coloration and advanced colorings (antibiotics, fluorine, etc.) when bleaching method does not work
- As an alternative to wire treatment in patients with orthodontic (crowding) problems
- In teeth with excessive loss of material that cannot be filled
- Those with a tooth opening (diastema) that cannot be covered with laminate
- People with metal-supported bridges and crowns in their mouths
- In fracture restorations that cannot be corrected with composite fillings
- Correction of old fillings whose color and structure are damaged
How long does the construction phase of zirconium teeth take?
- First, the teeth are prepared for crown restoration and the impression is taken.
- Then, the gingival compliance is checked with the crowns prepared in the laboratory.
- In the last phase, aesthetic, occlusion and phonation is rehearsed. They are checked if they fit on your teeth and compatible with your face. These procedures are completed approximately within 7-10 days.