Long-Lasting Zirconium Crowns
At the Rutherford, NJ dental office of Dr. Lee Frost, our team knows that a one-size-fits-all approach to dentistry is not what is best for every patient. That's why Dr. Frost offers dental crowns in a variety of materials, including ultra-strong zirconium. A form of ceramic steel, zirconium protects against the chips and cracks that can occur while still looking luminous and natural.
Dental crowns are a covering for a tooth, designed to conceal either cosmetic imperfections or to protect a tooth from decay after a procedure, such as a root canal. While Dr. Frost can create a crown from a number of materials, such as porcelain and gold, zirconium crowns offer several distinct benefits.
What Are Some Advantages of Getting Zirconium Crowns?
While some materials used to create crowns are designed to look similar to your natural teeth, they may not be the most durable. Imagine biting into your favorite food, only to find your dental crown has broken. Zirconium crowns are strong enough to prevent this chipping and cracking because they are extremely strong and durable. Zirconium crowns tend to last longer than most dental restorations, including porcelain crowns, and are considered virtually indestructible.
Dr. Frost is happy to provide his patients with Zirconium crowns from his Rutherford dental office for restorations that will improve both the beauty of their smile and return them back to full biting power. Zirconium crowns mimic much of the look of natural teeth; they allow light to pass through them and are not sensitive to hot and cold, like traditional metal restorations. As a beautiful and durable treatment, Zirconium crowns are the preferred restorative option for many patients.
When Would I Need a Zirconium Crown?
Zirconium crowns are used to restore your smile, meaning they can return a tooth to its former look and function and can protect it from damage after a large cavity or root canal. You may consider treatment with a Zirconium crown if you are experiencing any of the following:
- Broken or fractured teeth
- Cosmetic enhancement
- Decayed teeth
- Fractured fillings
- Large fillings
- Tooth has a root canal
How Are Zirconium Crowns Created?
Dr. Frost uses computer-assisted design/computer-assisted manufacturing (CAD/CAM) to create custom-fit zirconium crowns for his patients. Dr. Frost will craft your crown using computer technology so your new restoration fits well and blends seamlessly with your smile. This advanced technology makes it possible for patients to get the treatment they need in two office visits. The crown is cut from a single block of material and finished at high temperatures, which all serve to make it extremely strong. The zirconium crown is then pressed with ceramics or porcelain to make it appear even more like a natural tooth. Patients can smile and enjoy meals with confidence, knowing their zirconium crowns are strong enough to last for years to come.
For more information on getting zirconium crowns at Dr. Frost's Rutherford, NJ dental office, call today to make an appointment.
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