Zirconium Dental Veneers

Zirconium veneers, a type of dental veneer used in aesthetic dentistry, offer a natural tooth appearance and light transmission. Unlike metal-supported porcelain, which lacks light transmission and can result in an artificial look, zirconium veneers provide a solution that can be used for both front and back teeth. Due to its high tensile strength, zirconium veneers are preferred for their aesthetics, tissue compatibility, durability, and natural appearance. They serve as an alternative for patients with metal allergies and provide both aesthetic and health benefits. Zirconium restorations are used for many years without issues, providing functional teeth while maintaining a natural look. With the development of new high-durability full ceramic materials, restorations with a single-piece structure of up to 14 units can now be achieved using zirconium. Zirconium technology has made this hard and durable material usable in the mouth.

Why Choose Zirconium Veneers?

Teeth can lose their whiteness and durability due to age. Tooth decay and fractures can also lead to an unhealthy oral structure. Aesthetic dentistry offers solutions to restore the appearance and health of teeth. Zirconium veneers are one of these solutions. Replacing traditional metal veneers, zirconium veneers are ideal for those who desire a natural appearance for their teeth. Transparent and translucent in nature, zirconium veneers offer a transparent and vibrant appearance. They are recommended in cases including:

  • Situations where results cannot be achieved through procedures like whitening, due to genetic discoloration or non-responsive tooth staining.
  • Cases involving gaps, previously cut teeth, or teeth with metal-supported bridges or veneers.
  • Fractured teeth.
  • Crooked and misaligned teeth.
  • Teeth with significant substance loss.

Due to their resistance to compression and tension forces, they are especially suitable for those seeking to restore their original tooth structure.

Zirconium Veneer Application and Treatment Steps

While zirconium’s hardness and processability initially posed challenges in aesthetic dentistry, recent advancements in dental technology have made its use more convenient. The process of applying zirconium veneers includes the following steps:

  1. Taking a dental model to begin the process.
  2. Preparing the teeth based on the measurements and transferring the three-dimensional tooth structure to computer software using scanning technology.
  3. Creating zirconia blocks using CAD/CAM technology and forming the foundation of the teeth.
  4. Shaping the zirconia material according to the desired tooth shape and undergoing the firing process.
  5. Applying porcelain to the zirconia substructure to achieve the final appearance.
  6. The veneers are carefully bonded to the teeth.
  7. If there are any issues, the veneers are evaluated again before final placement.

Advantages of Zirconium Veneer Treatment

Zirconium dental veneers offer a range of advantages:

  • Maintaining gum health and preventing allergies.
  • Transparency and natural tooth color.
  • Achieving a natural tooth appearance.
  • Lower vulnerability to fractures compared to porcelain.
  • Higher durability compared to other metals.
  • Minimal sensitivity to hot and cold.
  • Excellent tissue compatibility.
  • Precise fit and secure attachment.
  • Preventing gum recession.
  • Avoiding color disparities often seen with metal substructures.
  • Being suitable for discolored teeth after root canal treatment.

Maintenance of Zirconium Veneers

Proper care of zirconium veneers involves regular brushing, flossing, and rinsing with mouthwash in areas without teeth. Regular dental check-ups every six months are recommended to monitor and address any potential issues. As long as overall oral health is maintained, zirconium veneers will remain undamaged. Our clinic ensures continuous communication with patients to monitor their dental conditions after necessary procedures have been completed.