Showing posts from October, 2012

Solid zirconia dental crowns are becoming more popular in Las Vegas

Most dentists here in Las Vegas are accustomed to using gold and porcelain fused to metal crowns to restore broken and decayed teeth.  Cosmetic minded dentists like myself commonly use all porcelain crowns or porcelain fused to metal crowns.  Many cosmetic dentists are using porcelain fused to zirconia crowns because the zirconia adds strength to the crown with out dark metal under the crown.  There are now a few select dental labs offering an even stronger solution:  All-Zirconia Crowns.  My office started using these stronger crowns two years ago and have not seen one single crown break.

Patient Benefits

•Chip-resistant, as it is made of solid zirconia with no porcelain overlay

•Glazed to a smooth surface to reduce plaque accumulation

Bruxzir solid zirconia is now the basic option we use for patients who want the most affordable option.  Most of the patients in my office choose to upgrade to same day CEREC crowns which are also very strong but have the advantage of being made in on…