Zirconium dental veneers

Zirconium veneers are one of the options we frequently apply in aesthetic applications. It is located between metal supported porcelains and full ceramics in the aesthetic order. While there are no problems such as gray reflection, graying at the gingival edge, gingival recession, and allergy caused by metal in metal-supported porcelains, it is more durable than full ceramics, allowing it to be used in bridges and teeth that are heavily loaded. Zirconium veneers are obtained by scraping from zirconium blocks by making computer-aided design. In this way, the production is more sensitive and the margin of error during production in metal coatings is minimized. In addition, thanks to its extremely high biocompatibility, a healthy junction line with the gingiva is obtained and the tooth looks natural.

When starting the construction of zirconium teeth, planning should be done first, the teeth are prepared within this plan, the teeth are measured with special silicone impression materials and the model is obtained. The models are scanned and transferred to the computer and planning is done on the computer. After approval, the zirconium block is shaped by the device according to the model. This zirconium substructure is tested on the patient’s teeth by the dentist. If there is no incompatibility, the porcelain masonry stage is started. This stage is the stage where aesthetics is provided. Likewise, this stage is controlled by the physician and evaluated aesthetically with the patient. After the final corrections, it goes into the oven to be polished and the finished restoration is adhered to the teeth with special adhesives after a final inspection. After the overflow of the adhesive is cleaned, the process ends.

The construction of zirconium teeth takes approximately 10 days. The controls made at appointments with an interval of about 3 days are to avoid problems at the last stage. The correct communication between the physician and the patient and the clear understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of the application’s limits by the patient affect the success of the result.

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