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Most Frequently Asked Questions About Zirconium Veneer

Laminated Tooth Veneer (Laminate Veneer)

By Emel Gerdaneri • Medical review by Baron Dental Clinic

Most Frequently Asked Questions About Zirconium Veneer

Invented by Californian dentist Charles Pincus in 1928, dental veneers have now come a long way with today's technology, and now zirconium veneers have entered our lives.

We wonder and we ask. What is zirconium coating, how long is its life, are those who have it satisfied, does it decay and is it a permanent procedure?

Baron Dental Clinic answers all our questions:
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Did you know that about 71% of people are not completely sure when smiling? Problem teeth seem to be the main culprit. So if you have chipped, rough, stained teeth, veneers may be perfect for you.

So What Exactly Are Veneers?

what exactly are veneersVeneers are thin concealers for your teeth.

It is usually made of porcelain or composite bonding material and is bonded to the front surface of your teeth using dental bonding cement to create a more symmetrical or aesthetically pleasing appearance.

What Are The Most Common Types Of Veneers?

most common types of veneer

  • Porcelain veneers

  • Composite coatings

  • Removable or snap-on covers

So What is Zirconium in Teeth?

what is zirconiumThere are two terms to understand here. Zirconium and Zirconia. Zirconium (Zr) is a METAL. It is super strong and very similar to Titanium in its physical and chemical properties.

Zirconia is CERAMIC. It is formed by the combination of oxygen and zirconium, also known as zirconium dioxide (ZrO2), at high temperatures.

Zirconia used in dental implants and veneers is called partially stabilized zirconia, which also contains traces of yttrium oxide. But among the people, all of them are called zirconium.

Are Zirconium Veneers Good and Strong?

zirconium veneers good and strongYes, they are quite strong. Because zirconium is the strongest ceramic material, it is rightly called "ceramic steel". And yes, it's actually 10 times stronger than tooth enamel.

Is Zirconium Veneer Permanent?

zirconium veneer permanentZirconium veneers, of course, can last anywhere from 10 to 30 years with proper care.

Are Those Who Have Zirconium Veneer Satisfied?

zirconium veneer satisfiedThey are extremely satisfied. Zirconium is the most biocompatible dental material after gold. This means that it will not react to any chemicals in your mouth.

Due to the lack of metal substructures, zirconium crowns do not cause allergies such as gingival recession, swelling, bleeding, which porcelain veneers can cause from time to time.

Do Zirconium Crowns Cause Tooth Decay?

zirconium crowns They are as natural as can be and blend well with the rest of your teeth and do not rot. They have better stain resistance.

It can resist stains caused by tea, coffee and even nicotine. They do not break easily.

What Are The Other Advantages of Zirconium Crowns?

advantages of zirconium crowns

  • They are resistant to chewing. It can even be used for your back teeth as it is resistant to strong chewing and grinding.

  • Zirconium veneers are lighter than other metal-supported veneers.

  • No metal taste. They don't cause that weird metallic taste in your mouth.

  • Form a smooth exterior. This means there is little or no wear to your surrounding teeth and gums.

  • Offers unmatched comfort. They're so comfortable you won't even know they're there.

Are Zirconium Crowns Painful?

teethNo, of course it is not painful, it is extremely comfortable.

How Are Zirconium Veneers Made?

1. Pre-appointment

dentistOur specialists perform a complete check of your dental cavity, including X-rays, to assess whether you have any gum disease, cavities or other dental problems.

All of these will help us understand whether zirconium crowns are the right option for you. We then discuss your preferences and plan your smile using our Digital Smile Design software.

2. Preparation Of Tooth Enamel

preparation of tooth enamelThe next step is the preparation of tooth enamel. We leave some space so that we can fix the veneer on your tooth without any problems. We make sure your bite is not blocked.

3. Impression Of Teeth

impression of teethAfter that, we measure your teeth using a paste mold and also determine your natural tooth color.

We produce a coating just for you and send it to our lab. Meanwhile, we place temporary veneers on your teeth.

4. Zirconium Veneer Placement

zirconium veneer placementAfter we receive your custom veneers and remove your temporary veneers, we place your new veneers on your teeth.

Once you are satisfied with the look and feel of your veneers, we begin to deep clean your teeth.

Next, we adhere your veneers to your teeth with some dental cement and also use UV light to harden the adhesive.

Finally, we remove excess dental cement and make sure the veneers fit you well and your bite is perfect.”


Written on 01/04/2022

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Last Update: 29/06/2022

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