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Crowns: Zirconia Crowns

Zirconia crown is a monolithic zirconia restoration with no porcelain overlay. More brawn than beauty, you'll be impressed by the esthetics of Zirconia crowns & bridges when prescribed instead of metal occlusal PFMs and cast gold restorations. The class-leading strength and durability of Zirconia restorations make them the ideal restorative solution for bruxers, implant crowns, crowns, bridges, inlays and onlays. It is an esthetic alternative to PFM metal or full-cast restorations. The durability of zircomia crowns is ideal for bruxers who have broken their natural teeth or previous PFM restorations.

5 hours at 1,530 degrees Celsius. Zirconium has a long-standing reputation for quality, durability and beauty in dental ceramics. The technology of this product is extremely advanced.

Patient Benefits

• Resistant to chipping because it is made of solid zirconia with no porcelain overlay

• Glazed to a smooth surface to reduce plaque accumulation

• The zirconium work needs no metal framework, it is biocompatible eliminating the risk of an allergic reaction which is always a risk in the case of porcelain fused to metal crowns.

• The zirconium based dental work has excellent translucency, imitating the natural beauty of teeth. The porcelain fused to metal crowns are not quite as natural looking, and it can happen after years of use that a thin gray margin appears by the gumline of the crown.

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Crowns: Porcelain Crowns

Dental crowns can be fabricated with a diverse amount of materials such as gold, zirconium, porcelain and porcelain fused to metal.
Both porcelain fused to metal and zirconium crowns are strong enough to be used anywhere in the mouth (both front and molar region). Zirconium crowns provide strength and esthetics combined.

Porcelain fused to metal crowns have a nearly natural appearance, subject to two limitations: Because they have a metal framework underneath, they require the use of an opaquer to cover themetal, which makes it impossible to fully re-create the translucency of natural teeth. They also eventually will show a dark line at the edge, next to the gum. Dentists try to hide this line under the gum, but sometimes they are unable to do this; and sometimes the line doesn't show when the crown is first placed but shows later, as the gum recedes. They can also create a porcelain butt margin that tends to minimize this dark line, but it doesn't eliminate it. All ceramic(zirconia) crowns cost more than porcelain fused to metal crowns. To get a price estimate, please call our location at:

Cosmetic Bonding (some call it Direct Veneers):

• Most common form of Cosmetic Dentistry
• Various bleached shades to match existing teeth colors
• Drilling of teeth required, depending on where the bonding has to stick, and may need anesthesia (a shot to numb area being worked on)
• Direct Veneers are tooth colored fillings placed over entire surface of tooth.
• Faster and less expensive compared to other methods
• But, these cosmetic bondings, just like natural teeth, are subject to discoloration from certain types of food or smoking and will require touch ups or replacement in 5-10 years.

Porcelain Veneers (Laminates):

• Laminates are thin shells of durable ceramic (porcelain) that are cemented permanently onto the front side of the tooth or teeth.
• Purpose: chipped, cracked, worn out teeth, closing gaps, permanent whitening for stained or discolored teeth, can align nicely misaligned teeth.
• With proper maintenance of every 6 month check ups, can last 10-15 years, and then have to be changed.
• May need anesthesia (a shot to numb area being worked on)
• Done in layers to be custom colored to match color of your natural teeth
• Some cutting of front tooth structure is required for the laminates to be cemented.


• A form of porcelain veneers that are VERY strong and ultra-thin (approx. 0.2mm)
2) Procedure can be completed in 2 visits, as compared to other methods required more than 2 visits to the dentist
• Applied with bonding over your existing teeth, and very rare to remove VERY SUBTLE tooth structure, so your natural teeth are intact and strong
• Done with no drilling and therefore no shots for numbness either
• Very conservatively done, yet extremely beautiful
• Highly translucent and can replicate natural appearance of enamel/other teeth
• Custom trials prove these durable and resilient lumineers to last 20+ years
• Reversible treatment, since no cutting of teeth, and therefore may remove lumineers if ever need be.
• One of a kind products of the DenMat Lab at Den-Mat Holdings, LLC, one of the largest manufacturers of professional dental materials
. • As ALL other methods, they don’t replace hygiene visits to the dentist every 6 months for a check-up and cleaning to keep your lumineers looking
their best and the rest of your teeth and gums healthy.


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