What Is Zirconia, And Why Is It So Special? By Ben Hayes on March 14, 2023

Dentistry is one of the most rapidly evolving fields in medicine today. With constant new discoveries pushing recovery times down and improving outcomes it can almost feel like magic. Between improving technology, less invasive techniques, and the advent of digital techniques, modern dentistry has greatly reduced recovery times and improved the results of dental treatments, making it possible for patients to enjoy better oral health and a higher quality of life. One such factor is the advent of better materials: Modern dentistry uses a variety of dental materials that are more durable, aesthetically pleasing, and biocompatible than older materials. In today's post, we'll explain the importance of zirconia in modern dentistry, and why it has quickly become a favorite for dentists and patients alike. 


What Is Zirconia?

Zirconia is a type of ceramic material that has become increasingly popular in dentistry over the past few years. It is made from the chemical compound zirconium dioxide (ZrO2) and is known for its exceptional strength, durability, and biocompatibility.

What Is Zirconia Used For?

In dentistry, zirconia is used to create dental restorations such as crowns, bridges, implant abutments, and the All-on-X Prosthetic. It is a preferred material for dental restorations due to its strength, which allows for thinner and more natural-looking restorations than traditional metal restorations.

Why Choose Zirconia?

Zirconia is highly resistant to wear and fracture, making it an excellent choice for restorations that need to withstand heavy biting forces. In addition, it is highly resistant to staining, which helps maintain the appearance of dental restorations over time. Additionally, zirconia is highly biocompatible, which means that it is less likely to cause an allergic reaction or tissue irritation in the mouth. Overall, zirconia is a versatile and reliable material that is used in a wide range of dental applications due to its exceptional strength, durability, biocompatibility, and aesthetic qualities.

Our Zirconia All-on-X Prosthetic:

All-on-X is a type of dental implant-supported full-arch restoration that replaces all of the teeth on the upper or lower jaw. It typically involves the placement of four or more dental implants that are used to anchor a fixed bridge or denture. While there are many materials that can be used to fabricate All-on-X restorations, zirconia has become the premier choice due to its many advantages. The strength, aesthetics, low plaque accumulation, and easy maintenance make zirconia All-on-X restorations easy to maintain and some of the longest-lasting and best-looking appliances on the market. 

Overall, zirconia is an excellent choice for All-on-X restorations due to its strength, aesthetics, biocompatibility, low plaque accumulation, and ease of maintenance. It provides patients with a comfortable, natural-looking, and long-lasting solution for replacing all of their missing teeth.

If you are looking to receive a zirconia All-on-X prosthetic, or upgrade your existing prosthetic to zirconia please give us a call or schedule a consultation online and our expert team will guide you through the process and ensure that you end up with the smile of your dreams!

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