Zirconia: Superior Materials for Truly Permanent Tooth Replacement
If you suffer from ill-fitting dentures or teeth that are beyond repair, you might be asking: what is Zirconia? The short answer is that this material is used to create highly durable, stain-resistant bridges that rival traditional restorative materials, such as porcelain and acrylic. Dr. Craig Goldin at the Cosmetic Dentistry Institute in Troy, MI, can evaluate whether ESTEEM Dental Implants is right for you during a consultation. If he finds you are a good candidate, he can place a Zirconia Bridge for a smile that looks completely natural, is exceptionally strong, and lasts for years to come.
Restored Dental Function & Bone Health
If you have several damaged, decayed, or missing teeth, a Zirconia Bridge can restore your smile and confidence. These bridges can rehabilitate your oral function, replacing lost teeth so you can chew and speak without worrying your restoration will slip out of place or appear unnatural.
Unlike traditional restoration materials such as acrylic and porcelain, zirconia bridges will never crack, chip, wear, or stain.
Finally, Zirconia Bridges are attached to dental implants, which help maintain jawbone health. Dental implants stimulate the jawbone, warding off the jawbone atrophy that eventually accompanies tooth loss.
The Zirconia Difference
What truly sets ESTEEM bridges apart is the material used to make them. Zirconia is a biocompatible material with exceptional flexural and tensile strength, allowing for durable restorations that look and feel just like natural teeth. It offers several advantages over porcelain and acrylic, the materials which are frequently used for crafting full-arch bridges.
No Chips, Cracks, or Wearing
Traditional restorations are made with an acrylic base that resembles the gums, combined with porcelain artificial teeth. In contrast, Zirconia Bridges are fabricated from a single block of zirconia. This completely negates the risk of the restoration being undermined by the weaknesses between two different materials.
Additionally, laboratory testing has shown that restorations made of zirconia have a 200 percent higher bending strength than ceramic prosthetics. This means that a zirconia restoration can withstand a stronger bite force and everyday wear and tear, while avoiding fracture and chipping which is fairly common in porcelain artificial teeth.
Stain-Resistant & Highly Aesthetic
A huge advantage zirconia has over porcelain and acrylic bridges is the appearance. Quite simply, porcelain and acrylic are cheaper materials and do not always appear lifelike. These materials are also prone to staining, further marring their appearance.
On the other hand, zirconia bridges are remarkably natural-looking and maintain their brilliance thanks to their stain-resistant qualities. Zirconia Bridges also have an exceptionally smooth surface, so there is minimal abrasion to the surrounding teeth and soft tissues.
Long-Lasting & Easy to Care For
With proper care, Zirconia bridges can last for years or even decades. A study published in the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry evaluated 2,039 of these restorations and found astonishing results. After five years, only nine had to be replaced – demonstrating a 99.56% success rate. Additionally, cleaning your bridge is straightforward and it can be cared for just like your natural teeth.
Completely Restore Your Smile
You deserve the very best solution for missing teeth. If you are interested in dramatically improving your smile with the innovative Zirconia Bridge, call the Cosmetic Dentistry Institute today at (248) 519-1919. You can also message us online and we will get back to you shortly.