What are Zirconium Porcelain Coatings?
Along with aesthetic expectations similar to natural teeth, care has been taken to ensure that the materials used in the mouth, especially in the anterior regions, are also aesthetic. Metal supported porcelains, which have been used for many years, have begun to seek new alternatives due to the lack of light transmittance in systems and the fact that they cause allergic cases in the person from time to time and cause gingival graying over time.
Zirconium has also started to be used in dentistry with its tissue-friendliness feature. With the use of zirconium in dentistry, solidity close to the metal infrastructure has been achieved. Like other materials, it does not reflect from porcelain gold and does not cause discoloration in the gums and its resistance to corrosion has increased the use of zirconium.
The most important advantage of zirconium porcelain is that it is aesthetic. Thanks to its light permeability properties, it is possible to achieve a complete harmony with natural teeth. In this way, an excellent aesthetic result can be obtained.
Since there is no metal reflection underneath, the artificial image seen in porcelains with metal substructure definitely does not occur.
It is the closest option to the natural tooth thanks to its gingival adaptation and full adaptation to the incised tooth. It does not create odor.
Since they are produced with a very precise work, they exactly fit the cut tooth surface. In this way, zirconium does not allow caries to form because there is no gap between the porcelain and the tooth where bacteria can leak. The duration of use varies depending on the person and the conditions of use, but it is more durable than metal-based prostheses. You can use it for many years when regular checks are made.