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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Zirconia Crowns

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You may have heard your child’s pediatric dentist mention zirconia crowns. They are frequently used as an option for restoring a chipped tooth or helping a tooth recover from decay. Zirconia crowns provide a durable and aesthetically-pleasing option for addressing these sorts of issues in teeth, including primary teeth in children.

Keep reading to learn 5 benefits of zirconia crowns, and how they help maintain your child’s oral health.

1. They look natural.

Zirconia crowns look similar to natural teeth. They also closely resemble the porcelain material traditionally used in dental crowns. This means they are aesthetically pleasing, and if your child looks in the mirror, they won’t notice they have a crown. Whether placed on front teeth or molars, they help your child’s smile look its best.

2. They’re durable and long-lasting.

Zirconia crowns are made from a type of ceramic that is stronger than porcelain and many metal alloys. They won’t chip or break, and they won’t discolor or decay over time. When you think about the sports, hobbies, and general adventures that children participate in, a durable crown is an excellent option for addressing issues in primary teeth.

3. They are biocompatible. 

There is no metal in zirconia crowns. This means they are more biocompatible than traditional crowns that contain some metals in the material. There is a very low risk of a reaction in the tissue surrounding the crown. It also means you can feel more confident that the material in your child’s mouth is not harmful to their health.

4. They can be placed efficiently, requiring just one visit. 

One of the benefits of zirconia crowns, especially for pediatric patients, is that they need less preparation than other crown materials. Your child can be fitted for a crown and have it placed in the same appointment. For kids who don’t like going to the dentist, minimizing the number of visits can reduce stress for them and you.

5. They help your child maintain a healthy smile.

Traditionally, extraction would be the only option for some decayed primary teeth. However, compared to other crown materials, zirconia crowns require that less of the natural tooth tissue be removed before placement. This benefit of zirconia crowns means that the primary tooth doesn’t always need to be fully removed and your child’s full smile can be maintained.

Contact us to learn more.

Zirconia crowns are an excellent option for your child. Contact Healthy Smiles Children’s Dentistry to learn more about the procedure and its benefits.