What Is a Zirconia Veneer?
Posted on 5/20/2019 by Dr. Nick Raptou
Zirconia Dental Veneers
If you are interested in tooth veneers as a way to improve your smile, you may want to consider zirconia veneers. Zirconia is a relatively new dental material that has found success due to its strength, fracture resistance, and opaque nature, which allows it to mask discolored underlying teeth. We can help you decide if zirconia veneers are right for you.
Zirconia is finding popularity within a variety of dental restorations and products, including veneers. Dental veneers consist of thin shells of zirconia, which are then placed over the top of pre-treated teeth. They are cemented into place, giving your smile a dramatic makeover.
Veneers aren't the only way that we can use zirconia. Dental crowns, bridges, inlays, onlays, and complete dentures can all be made from zirconia, offering long-lasting restorations. Zirconia restorations and veneers are also made with safe, biocompatible materials, so you can feel confident when you select zirconia for your dental needs.
Zirconia Strength in Dental Veneers
As previously noted, zirconia veneers are highly durable, and this is one of the reasons they are being used more frequently as veneers. Zirconia veneers were found to have higher bending strength than porcelain products, meaning that they can better withstand the normal wear and tear on teeth from biting and chewing. They are also highly resistant to chips, stains, and cracks.
Are You a Candidate?
If you want to enhance the shade, shape, or alignment of your teeth, zirconia veneers might be right for you. Ideal candidates have minor cosmetic imperfections, sufficient tooth enamel, and good oral health. The best candidates will also practice good oral hygiene and will refrain from clenching and grinding their teeth.
Whether you are ready for veneers or have just started to explore your options, please give us a call at (614) 427-0449. We'd love to talk about how veneers can help your smile.