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Written by Emel Gerdaneri.

What is Zirconium Veneer ?

Dental veneers generally consist of tooth surface veneers produced from porcelain materials. There are two different types of dental veneers. These species are; metal-supported and non-metal-supported veneers.

Zirconium veneers are in the category of dental veneers that are preferred for more aesthetic purposes. Zirconium teeth are a preferred treatment method to create smile design.

The point where zirconium dental veneer differs from other types of veneers is that the veneer is made of zirconium material. Zirconium material is a type of veneer that is preferred in tooth making, is white in color and can be applied by turning into a ceramic called zirconium and baking to increase its durability, instead of using it in pure mineral form.

Zirconium veneer is in the category of veneer without metal support. Zirconium veneers have a more durable and aesthetic appearance than metal-supported veneers.

The price of zirconia veneers can vary between 160 $ and 200 $. The neighborhood, city and doctor's experience will change the prices of zirconium crowns.

Dental veneer treatments can be applied by choosing veneers made of different materials. Zirconium veneers are also produced from zirconium material and can be given as an example of dental veneers.

Zirconium dental veneers are applied to patients by following the steps below;


  • During the first consultation, factors that threaten dental and oral health are detected.

  • The tooth is thinned with local anesthesia. At this stage, the periphery and ends of the objects become thinner.

  • Teeth and mouth are cleaned and sterilized.

  • Mouth and tooth measurements are taken.

  • Temporary veneers are placed because there will be no aesthetic appearance in the mouth when the teeth are thinned.

  • The patient and the physician determine the tooth color in zirconium veneers.

  • Zirconium veneers are made ready within a period of 5 to 7 days.

  • Prepared zirconium crowns are fixed to the patient's teeth.

Yes, beacause;

It is Strong

Zirconium veneers are produced from a very strong ceramic material. In fact, it is 10 times stronger than tooth enamel.


Zirconium veneers can, of course, last between 10 and 30 years with proper care.


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, it does not cause allergies such as gingival recession, swelling, bleeding, which can sometimes be caused by porcelain veneers.

  • They are as natural as can be and blend well with the rest of your teeth.

  • It has better stain resistance. It can resist stains caused by tea, coffee and even nicotine.

  • They do not break easily.

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

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

  • There is no metal taste in your mouth.

  • It is comfortable, you will not feel any difference in your mouth.

The treatment of zirconium veneers is not very easy. Installing veneers requires experience as it differs from the treatment processes of other types of veneers.

Dentists must follow a special protocol to place these veneers, which usually takes longer than other veneer placement procedures.

Your aesthetic dentist needs to prepare your enamel before installing zirconium veneers, which prolongs the treatment time.

Since the process requires high precision and expertise, zirconium veneers are more expensive than other veneer types.

The service life of zirconium crowns varies according to the use of the patient. However, it is possible to say that it has a longer life than other veneer types.

Teeth after zirconium veneer should be done as well as daily oral/dental care. It is necessary to go to the dentist clinic regularly every 6-9 months.

Since zirconium veneer does not contain metal, it does not cause allergies in the human body, so patients with allergies can also have zirconium dental treatment.

Written on 09/09/2022


Last Update: 09/09/2022

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