Strength and Beauty: Zirconia Crowns and Veneers

If you want the strongest, most beautiful dental restorations, you won’t find them at the average dental practice. Referred to as “ceramic steel,” zirconia restorations have incredible tensile strength, and they are also biocompatible, eliminating the risk of allergic reaction. However, standard zirconia crowns only come in a small range of colors. In response to this drawback, Dr. Arthur Chal, in concert with his master ceramist, Rick Durkee, CDT, AAACD, has developed a customized approach using zirconia crowns and porcelain veneering techniques to create the most natural looking and longest-lasting crowns possible.

Wieland Zeno™ Tec is one of the most advanced dental restoration manufacturers in the world, and we utilize their zirconia frameworks to help build personalized crowns and bridges that can give you the smile of which you’ve always dreamed. The non-metallic body of the restoration resists corrosion, unlike the gold crowns of the past, and they also protect against hot and cold tooth sensitivity. Furthermore, the Zeno™ System can create veneer foundations as thin as 20 microns thick—half as thick as a hair follicle—so they blend seamlessly into your gumline, becoming indistinguishable from your natural teeth.

To further enhance the appeal of zirconia crowns, Rick veneers the restorations layer by layer using a liquid powder pearlescent porcelain to slowly and expertly craft the most natural-looking tooth color possible to suit your needs and goals. As a result of this precise technique, your friends and family may never be able to tell which tooth is artificial! You can even see an example of what’s possible with our zirconia before and after pictures featuring one of our patients, Jennifer.

While other practices are turning to cheaper, faster, and less esthetically appealing methods to restore teeth, Dr. Chal remains one of the few dental professionals dedicated to providing the best quality, appearance, and durability available, believing that your teeth are worth the care, consideration, and investment. If you have additional questions about how zirconia restorations can help you achieve your desired smile, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Chal, please contact us today.

 

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