Zirconium vs. porcelain teeth: Choose smart!

15/02/2020 0
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Do you want zirconium or porcelain crowns for your teeth and you don't know which of the two options is the right one? Find out when and how to tip the scales when talking about zirconium vs porcelain teeth.

CHOICE OF MATERIAL DEPENDING ON THE SITUATION OF THE TEETH

The comparison and the right choice between the two types of materials used for the manufacture of dental crowns, veneers or works, should reflect the indication that each patient has from the dentist.

Usually, works made of porcelain (ie ceramic) are indicated mainly on young teeth, large in size and possibly vital. But these indications do not exclude the use of zirconium on the same types of teeth. Most of the time, the choice of material is made depending on the condition of the teeth and the type of treatment (implant insertion, veneering, bridge, etc.).

ADVANTAGES, DISADVANTAGES AND COMPARISONS

To better understand the differences, we will list some of the qualities of each material and then we will see if zirconium is better than ceramic. Or vice versa.

ADVANTAGES OF ZIRCONIUM

  • 100% biocompatible with the human body
  • it is applied in a thinner layer, so it can be polished very little from the natural tooth
  • it is a white metal, hence its property of being opaque; indicated for colored teeth
  • it is a light metal so you get used to the new tooth quickly
  • has a strong mechanical strength

ADVANTAGES OF CERAMICS

  • 100% biocompatible with the human body
  • it is a translucent glass (through which light passes), so porcelain better mimics natural teeth
  • has a strong mechanical strength
  • it costs less than zirconium

ZIRCONIUM VS PORCELAIN DEPENDING ON TEETH TREATMENT

TreatmentZrCeramics
Potato teeth πŸ‘πŸ‘Ž
Unstained teethπŸ‘πŸ‘
Dental crownsπŸ‘πŸ‘
Extended bridgesπŸ‘Ž πŸ‘
implantsπŸ‘πŸ‘
Dental veneersπŸ‘πŸ‘
Price πŸ‘Ž πŸ‘

General similarities and differences

  • As for mechanical strength, zirconium is generally stronger than ceramic. But, made in favorable and predictable conditions, ceramics can be an even more beautiful and resistant alternative.
  • There may be combinations of the two materials when it comes to dental bridges or crowns. For example, zirconium plated with porcelain or dental metal plated with ceramic
  • Although zirconium is a modern material and much appreciated by everyone, it should not be recommended in the case of extended bridges.

Therefore, there are no big differences and we cannot say that zirconium teeth are better than porcelain teeth, or vice versa. Both have advantages and disadvantages depending on the particular situation of your teeth.

CHOOSE INTELLIGENTLY

We can say that the stabilization of the material to be used derives from the indication given strictly by the doctor. When he offers you zirconium or porcelain, he does it because he analyzed your teeth and understood which material suits you best. So the smartest decision is to let the doctor choose.

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