If you have had a previous crown that has chipped, have a broken tooth or looking for the best type of crown for back teeth, our zirconia crowns may be the ideal material for you.
Our zirconia crowns are precisely and accurately custom milled from a solid block of zirconia by a computer. After being baked and individually stained to achieve a natural look, they are baked at high temperature to form a crown that is lifelike and virtually indestructible.
So why do we recommend zirconia crowns for back teeth?
5 Times Stronger than Porcelain
They are 5 times stronger than porcelain or porcelain fused to metal crowns, meaning they are virtually fracture proof.
See the video below to see how strong they are when compared to a porcelain/metal crown
No metal margins, no gold, highly aesthetic and biocompatible
Thinner & Less Tooth Removed
Only 0.5-0.8mm of tooth has to be removed.
That’s 50% less tooth removed compared to a porcelain fused to metal crown and 60% less than what has to be removed for a full porcelain crown.
Highly aesthetic and natural looking restorations
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Zirconia ceramics have been used as a successful hip replacement material for over 20 years and are clinically shown to be highly biocompatible.
Unlike porcelain crowns we have yet to see a zirconia crown break or chip on us
How Strong Are Our Zirconia Crowns?
Watch the video on the left to see how a porcelain fused to metal crown fairs against a zirconia crown
What Other Types of Crowns Do We Provide?
We typically recommend Emax porcelain crowns for front teeth. Emax crowns are known for their natural translucency which allows them to mimic the transmission of light or a real tooth. They are virtually indistinguishable from real teeth and are bonded to your tooth to reduce staining around the edges and prevent them from dislodging.
Read about our Emax crowns here
If you are looking for the material with the best proven record (several hundreds of years) full gold crowns may be the best option for you. Gold is well tolerated by the body and can be made into very thin crowns. They wear similarly to natural tooth and are”gentle” on your opposing teeth, especially in grinders.