Zirconia or zirconium is the hardest and the strongest known ceramic material used in dentistry because of its exceptional quality. Zirconia Crowns or zirconia Tooth Cap are extremely durable and tough. It's basically the strongest material used in dentistry to this point.
It has exceptional qualities such as very good translucency, highly aesthetic because they do not contain any metal in their structure, considered to be safe as it is similar to gold that is very well tolerated by the body, has no allergic effects and because it is not a metal, it never corrodes. The zirconia core structure can be layered with aesthetic porcelain to create the final color and shape of the tooth.
zirconia core structure is layered with porcelain and is mainly used for anterior (front) teeth where aesthetics is the top priority.
zirconium-based prostheses are highly precise. Zirconium is processed exclusively by computerized systems, requiring sophisticated equipment of high accuracy. These devices are called CAD/CAM systems Both the material quality and the necessary processing equipment leads to a high final cost.
Authored By Dr. Vinamra Dhariwal - Dentist, Chennai