Zirconia Crown

Zirconia Crown

Broken tooth? Badly decayed tooth? Don't Panic you probably won't lose the tooth! Dr. Lia Gallo-Urrego can Save your tooth with a Dental Crown.

What are Dental Crowns?

A crown is a tooth shaped cover which is positioned over an existing damaged tooth to enhance strength and durability and to create a smoother look.

Reasons for Crown Placement

  • Reinforce a tooth which is cracked or broken
  • Repair a tooth which has an old large filling
  • Cover a tooth which is severely decayed
  • Reinforce a tooth that has had a root canal
  • Encase a dental implant
  • Anchor a dental bridge

Zirconia Crown

At GDC Smiles we use Zirconia Crowns, a popular type of all-ceramic crown which is more durable, easy to wear, long lasting and indestructible. Zirconia crowns have a translucent appearance which means that they are indistinguishable from your own teeth. It is hard to spot a zirconia crown amongst natural teeth.

Advantages of a Zirconia Crown

Zirconia Crowns will not chip, crack, or stain.
  • Strength: Zirconia Crowns last longer than other types of crowns.
  • Aesthetics: these crowns have an attractive translucent color which blends in well with the other teeth.
  • Retain more of the existing tooth: minimal preparation is required which means more of the original tooth is preserved. This is useful if the crown needs to be removed.
The look of Zirconium Crowns is so close to natural teeth that it is hard to tell the difference and it is this quality which makes it very useable within dental work. Zirconium crowns can be fixed using traditional dental cements.

The Dental Crown Procedure

  1. Before placing the crown on the tooth, the tooth will be shaped to make room for it.
  2. Then an impression of the tooth and the surrounding teeth is taken.
  3. A temporary acrylic crown is placed on the tooth.
  4. When the permanent crown is ready (1-2 weeks normally), the temporary crowns are replaced.
A crown may last up to 40 years.

Contact us today to schedule a free consultation to get an opinion on your need for dental crowns or bridges.

Don't hesitate to contact us to discuss any aspect of your dental health - we don't charge for giving advice!


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