Used to bring strength to teeth that have been damaged by decay or injury, dental crowns can support your tooth’s structure and improve the look of your mouth. Crowns are made from everything from gold to alloys (used often in the back of the mouth) to white porcelain (favored to teeth that are forward facing). While these materials are favored, a new material made of zirconia is strong enough for chewing, yet tooth colored.
What is a BruxZir crown?
BruxZir crowns are strong and designed to be attractive, yet function like your natural teeth. In fact, this material is stronger than traditional ceramic restorations.Additionally, it can be used on your premolars and front teeth because the material is incredibly close to your natural teeth.
What are the benefits of a BruxZir crown?
BruxZir crowns are more attractive than porcelain and alloy crowns. They’re stronger and less likely to chip or crack and the perfect solution for those in need of a strong restoration that doesn’t take away from their natural beauty. Additionally, these crowns last about as long as gold and other metal crowns – up to 15 years.
What are the disadvantages of BruxZir?
There are few disadvantages to the zirconia crown, however, it should be noted that if placed over a tooth that is still decaying, it could have an abrasive effect on the root and surrounding teeth.
If you are looking to replace an existing restoration or have questions about zirconia crowns, contact us. Dr. Kasperowski can help determine what the best option is for your unique needs and help determine a treatment plan for you.