Zirconia Crown & Bridge

Zirconia Crown & Bridge

Why zirconia?

Zirconia strengths are comparable to metal.

Zirconia is crack resistant, and undergoes a phenomenon called "transformation toughening"

Zirconia's strength allows traditional PFM preparation design

coping thicknesses can be as little as 3/10ths in the anterior resulting in:

A. A need for less tooth reduction, or

B. Increased room for esthetic porcelain

Zirconia translucency is similar to natural dentin.

Zirconia is insoluble, which is important in regards to long-term strength

Fits are similar or better than metal

Being metal free, esthetics are naturally much better than PFM's