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The Pros and Cons of Zirconia Crowns

Updated: Jul 5, 2023

What are the advantages of choosing Zirconium Crowns?

advantages of zirconia crown

  • Zirconium crowns, which are one of the most suitable materials for human structure, provide a smooth tooth surface and a plaque-free appearance.

  • The durability of layered zirconium coatings is quite high. Thanks to this feature, crumbling and breaking are very rare.

  • Zirconium also supports a healthy tissue response.

  • Customized zirconium crowns can be produced for the patient. In this way, the error rate is also reduced.

  • Some patients may have a metal allergy. Zirconium crowns do not contain metal, so they are the best solution for people with metal allergies.

  • Metal-free zirconium crowns also prevent darkening around the gums. While the edges of the metal parts can be seen due to gingival recession in metal coatings, such a situation is not possible in zirconium coating.

  • Zirconium material is a translucent material. This structure reflects the color of the neighboring teeth. Thanks to its variety of colors, it gives the most suitable color to natural teeth.

  • Computer-aided design and manufacturing process with the help of advanced technologies creates a sensitive material specific to patients. In this way, the restoration and placement of teeth can be completed in a shorter time.

  • With the help of zirconium crowns, the hot and cold sensitivity of the teeth is reduced.

What are the disadvantages of having a Zirconium Crown?

Although zirconium crowns have disadvantages, they are minimal. Some of these disadvantages are:

  • Due to the hardness of the zirconium material, damage to the tooth root may occur due to friction.

  • Zirconium crowns, which are a hard material, can cause wear and damage to the lateral teeth.

  • Bonding problems may occur.

  • It has some problems in terms of transparency.

  • The material may not be compatible with natural teeth as only zirconium. Therefore, it is coated with other material mixtures.

Side Effects of Zirconium Crowns

As with all medical treatments, zirconium crown treatment also has complications.


  • Side effects during and after anesthesia

  • Chipped or dislocated crown

  • Infection formation

  • Allergic problems

  • Loss of the protective feature of the tooth crown

  • Gum ailments

  • It is the formation of sensitivity in the tooth or teeth.

Can zirconium crowns be broken?

What are the disadvantages of having a Zirconium Crown

Zirconium crowns can be broken, although very rarely. Zirconium, which has a durable structure as a material, can only be broken in coatings for some reasons during production and preparation. Some of the reasons for the coating to break; It is the thinness of the zirconium crown due to the sharp edge or not removing the tooth material in the required thickness.

Do zirconium crowns stain?

Zirconia coatings are highly resistant to staining. Because zirconium crown, unlike porcelain, is a non-porous material. Coffee, cigarettes, and some other foods that will cause a slight stain should be consumed less. These small stains can be cleaned by the dentist in your routine controls.

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