Zirconia crowns are often indicated for patients who clinch, grind, or have extremely strong chewing forces. If you chew ice despite your dentist’s recommendation or constantly chip teeth or fillings, Zirconia is the material of choice for you. For these demanding situations, Zirconia provides a durable, more esthetic alternative to previously used metal or cast gold crowns. Zirconia crowns match your natural dentition AND boast almost ten times the strength of previous porcelains. It also is advantageous to use in patients who have limited space and short clinical crowns on their back molars.
Because of these desirable qualities, it is no surprise that Zirconia is also used for bridges to replace missing teeth, as well as for implant abutments in esthetic areas. Watch the hammer test below to see why they call Zirconia “unbreakable”!