Zirconium Dental Veneer
In this system, zirconium is used as a building material instead of metal. Studies have shown that the highest performance has been achieved so far in terms of aesthetics, durability, tissue compatibility and naturalness, which are the basic requirements of dentistry. With zirconium smart ceramics, all treatments are so natural that they cannot be distinguished from your natural teeth.
What is Zirconium?
Zirconium smart ceramics provide bio compatibility and natural appearance with our body. Zirconium oxide, which is a high-tech product and has proven its durability as a heat shield in space shuttles and brake disc in sports cars, is now used by dentists. This technological ceramic, developed for dentistry with the application of zirconium smart ceramics, has a great contribution to prosthetic treatment.
Zirconium Porcelain Based Crown and Bridge Applications
In this system, zirconium is used as a building material instead of metal. Studies have shown that the highest performance has been achieved so far in terms of aesthetics, durability, tissue compatibility and naturalness, which are the basic requirements of dentistry.
It is a method that emerges as a result of combining completely manipulative skill with computer-assisted technology. Dental preparations prepared by hand in the clinic are shaped in special methods in the laboratory and read with a laser scanning system with the help of a special device. This information is transferred to the shaping section of the device and processed on the computer side of the crown or bridge.
Thus, zirconium oxide infrastructure is formed. The top of this infrastructure is covered with special porcelains. Thus, light-transmitting (neon effect), highly durable, aesthetic, natural-looking crowns and bridges are obtained. The biggest advantage of the system is that it now makes porcelain usable in bridges with its very high durability.
Aesthetic Dental fillings (Amalgam filling is not preferred in our clinic)
It is a method that emerges as a result of combining completely manipulative skill with computer-assisted technology. Dental preparations prepared by hand in the clinic are shaped in special methods in the laboratory and read with a laser scanning system with the help of a special device. This information is transferred to the shaping section of the device and processed by the crown or bridge computer.
Due to the fragile structure of porcelain, it is obligatory to use a hard and durable material as a substructure in order to increase the strength of the porcelain in all crown and bridge coatings. In zirconium support, this material consists of zirconium alloy.
Where Can Zirconium Be Used?
• Single tooth crown restorations
• 3-6 members (up to 38 mm in anatomical length)bridges
• Implant crown-bridge studies
Since zirconium oxide is a very hard material, it was difficult to process until now, and therefore it was very difficult to use as a prosthesis. However, with recent studies, this hard and durable material has been made usable in the mouth.
A model of your new tooth is made in the dental laboratory according to the specifications specified by your dentist. With the help of this model, your zirconium oxide crown or bridge is produced under computer control.
Then, a ceramic coating is applied to the zirconium oxide made to match the natural color of your tooth. Zirconium
If you would like more information about dental restoration with zirconium smart ceramics, please contact your dentist.
Metal-Free Zirconium-Based Bridges
In this system, zirconium alloy, which is a white color, is used instead of metal as the infrastructure. The biggest advantage of the system is to provide a full aesthetic appearance in the bridges in the posterior region, with its very high durability.
In the absence of one or more teeth, it is the process of reducing the adjacent teeth and filling the gaps by taking support from the special coatings that come to them.
When tooth loss occurs for any reason, neighboring teeth begin to move towards this space. As a result, gingival problems in the adjacent teeth, bone loss due to tipping into this space, deterioration in aesthetics and changes in chewing forces occur. If this gap is not restored with an implant or bridge for a long time, these neighboring teeth may also be lost.
Metal Supported Crowns and Bridges
Standard metal “quotni-co” or precious metal as infrastructure “quota” alloys can be used. Gold is one of the most precious materials used in dentistry, which is compatible with teeth and gums. Therefore, more healthy and aesthetic results are obtained with applications made using precious metals.
Metal Unsupported Full Porcelain Crowns
They are made of reinforced porcelain. Although many things affect the appearance of crowns, the most important is their response to light. Natural teeth transmit light. As a result, depth and vitality appear in the tooth. Metal-free porcelain crowns (full porcelain)Due to their light transmitting properties, their depth and vitality are greater, so that the closest results to the natural tooth are obtained.
Metal Unsupported IPS Bridges
It is obtained by compressing the reinforced porcelain in special machines. It is preferred especially in anterior teeth because of its very good light transmittance. It is not sufficiently resistant to chewing forces for the posterior region.
While full porcelains create an aesthetic very similar to the natural tooth structure since they transmit light, there is a dullness and artificiality in metal porcelains, even if they are very well made. For this reason, full porcelains are preferred especially for anterior teeth.
Metal-backed porcelains in some lights (disco, camera flash, etc.) they give the appearance of a dark cavity as if it were not in the mouth. Full porcelains, on the other hand, pass all kinds of light just like natural teeth.
Metal-backed porcelains are mechanically bonded to the tooth. Full porcelain is attached to the tooth mechanically and chemically. Therefore, their retention is much higher than metal supports.
Since there is no metal in its substructure, there is no dark line at the crown – gingival level. A more aesthetic appearance is provided.
When the gingiva is receded, full porcelains preserve their aesthetic appearance, while metal porcelains create a bad appearance in the area where they are combined with the tooth. (nickel etc.)There is no risk of allergy that may occur in full porcelain.