Zirconia Crowns, Veneers, and Bridges

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One of the exciting new areas of cosmetic dental materials is the development of zirconium ceramics. Dr. Chal has been placing the new Zeno zirconia crowns and veneers, with fabulous results.

There are a number of zirconia crown systems being used. Dr. Chal and his technician investigated all of them before deciding on the Zeno system. The reasons for their choice? First, Zeno is a outstanding product from a German dental technology company, Wieland Dental, with a long-standing reputation for quality, durability, and beauty in dental ceramics. Second, the technology of the product is extremely advanced. The restorations are milled to a tolerance of 20 microns, half the thickness of a human hair. This technology is so sophisticated that it is embargoed from being exported to dangerous countries.

Zeno crownsThese crowns and veneers are exquisitely beautiful. Here is a photograph of crowns on front teeth, demonstrating the range of colors and translucencies of the material.

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Advantages of Zeno zirconia veneers and crowns, compared to other high-strength ceramics, such as Lava:

  • The material is manufactured by Wieland Dental, a German company with a long-standing reputation for beautiful quality ceramics.
  • Zeno is considerably stronger than Lava or any other ceramic.
  • Zeno can be milled to an accuracy of 20 microns. Since it fits the tooth so precisely, the cement line, which is the weak link in any ceramic system, is extremely thin, making for a very long-lasting restoration.

Zeno crowns are made from zirconium dioxide (zirconia), a high-strength ceramic material which is used in other high-tech applications, such as in the aerospace industry. It is often referred to as "ceramic steel" because of its high tensile strength. It needs no metal framework. It is also extremely biocompatible, virtually eliminating the risk of allergic reactions. Similar materials are used in hip replacements.

But more than strong, it is also beautiful. It has excellent translucency, as you can see in the photograph above, and so it will allow light to be transmitted through the material, drawing color from the underlying tooth structure, and mimicking the natural beauty of teeth.

As we explain elsewhere on this site, Dr. Chal is extremely quality conscious, and when he places these restorations on patients, he has them made to exacting standards using his
on-site dental laboratory, by his master ceramist, Rick Durkee, CDT, AAACD.

Click here to see photographs of Dr. Chal's beautiful cosmetic dentistry in his smile gallery.

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Featured Stories:

Jennifer was getting married in a few
    weeks, but was embarrassed to smile.
    It turned out she was a great case
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J.T. suffered from bulimia. Even though
    she lived in California, she drove 657
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Tom's Case illustrates a fixed
    implant hybrid restoration
, and
    leaves him with a solid feeling to his
    teeth, "like hitting the sweet spot with
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Emily came to Dr. Chal frightened, in
    lots of pain, with an ugly smile and TMJ
. Dr. Chal eased her fears,
    solved her pain, gave her a beautiful
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Brenda's dental implant horror
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For An Appointment
To render an opinion on your case, Dr. Chal will plan on spending quality time evaluating your situation. Plan on spending an hour or more with him at your appointment.

To help you plan your budget, please allow for a cost of $150 - $300 for this appointment. Plan also on receiving an expert and accurate analysis. Because of the quality time involved, we regret being unable to provide free consultations, free second opinions, or estimates over the phone.

To request an appointment,
click here or call (602) 957-5000.

Monday - Thursday: 8:00 – 5:00
Friday: 8:00 – 12:00
4715 N. 32nd St., Suite 106
Phoenix, AZ  85018

Dr. Chal is the recommended cosmetic dentist for Phoenix for the mynewsmile.com cosmetic dentistry website, for placing beautiful porcelain veneers.



Dr. Arthur Chal


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