Zirconia Crowns Are Incredibly Durable and Lifelike

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Is your smile compromised by a damaged or missing tooth? Zirconia crowns, available at the Wilmington office of Smile Solutions by Emmi Dental Associates, are extremely durable and look virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth. To learn more about how these premium replacement teeth can restore your smile, schedule an appointment with Dr. Jeffrey Emmi or Dr. Laura Dougherty today.

About Dental Crowns

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped restoration that covers a tooth following treatment for damage or decay. Placing a crown is usually the final step in completing a root canal. A crown can also restore a dental implant to replace a single tooth.

To place a crown, your dentist will take an impression of your treated tooth or dental implant. The impression will be sent to our trusted offsite lab, where skilled ceramists will carefully create your crown to match your natural teeth. In the meantime, you will be provided with a temporary crown. After about two to three weeks, you will return to our office, and your dentist will place your permanent crown using a special dental cement.

Why Choose Zirconia?

Zirconia is a type of ceramic made at incredibly high temperatures for greater strength. With proper care, zirconia crowns can provide many years of support. Other notable advantages of zirconia include:

  • A natural appearance: Zirconia is naturally translucent, allowing some light to pass through it, just like dental enamel. An additional benefit of zirconia is how closely it can be matched in color to your natural teeth.

  • Exceptional strength: Because zirconia is exceptionally durable, your dental crown can be much thinner than crowns made with different materials. It maintains its strength even without being very thick. Therefore, much less of your natural tooth has to be removed in order to accommodate a zirconia crown.

  • Stain resistance: Zirconia is highly stain resistant, so you can expect your restoration to retain a healthy color. Many patients undergo teeth whitening before receiving a zirconia crown so their restoration can be matched to a rejuvenated, beautiful smile.

Budgeting for Zirconia Crowns

Zirconia crowns typically cost more than traditional porcelain crowns. But because they look incredibly natural and provide the very best durability, they can be considered a wise investment in your smile. They are exceptionally strong, so you are less likely to chip or break your crown, which can save you money on replacement restorations. Meanwhile, you can smile confidently knowing that your restoration looks absolutely natural. We believe everyone deserves to have a beautiful smile they can feel proud to share, and we will work with you to place the cost of zirconia crowns within your budget. We accept major insurance plans, cash, credit cards, and CareCredit℠, a medical credit card that provides no-interest and fixed-interest repayment options. When you come in for your initial consultation, our team will discuss your payment options and help you determine the best one for your needs.

Restore Your Smile with Zirconia Crowns

Find out why zirconia is becoming recognized as the premier choice in creating dental restorations. Schedule your appointment at Smile Solutions by Emmi Dental Associates today.

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