Decayed, damaged and compromised natural teeth due to dental decay, accidents, trauma and injuries often necessitate the provision of full artificial covering dental restorations. Simple fillings are not sufficient for the restoration of lost structure and function of lost natural tooth structure.
Dental crowns are advised by dental health care providers in such situations. However, majority of injuries and trauma episodes involve your front teeth and dental crowns need to be of exact match to surrounding natural teeth for ensuring beautiful smiles and natural facial display especially in teenagers and women.
Traditionally, numerous materials have been used by dental laboratory technicians for achieving exact color match and good strength for the fabrication of artificial teeth. Recently, your own Albuquerque New Mexico 24 hours emergency specialist cosmetic & restorative dentist Dr William C Gardner at NM Family and Cosmetic Dentistry PC the use of state of the art, innovative and pleasant looking zirconium based dental crowns in his dental practice for maximizing benefits for patients seeking replacement of lost natural tooth structure.
Q. WHAT ARE ZIRCONIA CROWNS?
A. Zirconia crowns are natural looking, highly translucent, extremely strong and multi-shaded dental restorations which can be placed anywhere within the mouth for the replacement of lost natural front as well as back teeth. Custom coloring methods employed for matching exact shade and construction of these prosthesis marks the superiority over conventional materials.
Q. WHICH PROPERTIES MAKE ZIRCONIA SUPERIOR OVER OTHER MATERIALS?
A. Zirconia has been considered as the most popular material chosen by restorative dentists these days due to its following properties,
• Excellent esthetics,
• High flexural and tensile strength making it extremely tough,
• Greater resistance to wear and tear,
• Highly translucent matching natural tooth color,
• Conservation of natural tooth structure,
• Need for less removal of tooth tissues,
• No metal show,
• Easy to modify size, shape and color according to requirements,
• Non-allergic and bio-compatible in nature.
Q. WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE TO GET ZIRCONIA CROWNS FOR MY TEETH?
A. Albuquerque New Mexico 24 hours emergency specialist cosmetic & restorative dentist Dr William C Gardner at NM Family and Cosmetic Dentistry PC will completely examine your teeth and surrounding oral structures. The pros and cons of the procedure will be explained to you for getting an informed consent. Your teeth will be prepared by removing very little structure for accommodating future dental crowns.
The model of teeth will be sent to our state of the art dental laboratory for fabrication of life-like prosthesis. A temporary crown will be placed between visits to ensure fulfillment of interim functional demands. The temporary crown will be removed and permanent zirconia crown will be securely fitted on the final treatment visit.
Q. WHICH DENTAL RESTORATIONS CAN BE CONSTRUCTED FROM ZIRCONIUM?
A. Zirconium can be used to fabricate various types of dental restorations such as,
• Inlays and onlays which basically replace the chewing tooth surfaces,
• Dental bridge restorations used to replace missing natural teeth,
• Partial and complete dentures used to replace multiple missing teeth,
• Dental crowns.
If you have cosmetic defects in your teeth making your smile less pleasant owing to excessive or deficient gum tissues or uneven gum line or decayed and missing natural teeth, you can visit your 24 hours emergency Albuquerque New Mexico dentist Dr William C Gardner at NM Family and Cosmetic Dentistry PC who is available throughout day and night and focuses upon best solution for improving your dental and oral health conditions. You can visit any time through 24 hour call or text (505) 221-6436. For scheduling an appointment, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 505-828-2669.