Dentistry today is both an art and a science, especially when it comes to cosmetic dentistry.  New innovations in dental materials and procedures are providing dentists with ever more options.

Zirconia has recently become a popular restorative and enhancing dental material because of its high flexural strength, resistance to fracture, and its ability to mask a darkened tooth structure due to the opaqueness of zirconia, meaning it can closely match the color of adjacent teeth (Zirconia starts out as a metal and is processed into a ceramic glass-like porcelain).  It can be milled to a 0.2 mm thickness making it a minimally invasive treatment, and they provide possibly the best looking results.

Zirconium veneers offer many advantages, including:

  • Highly improved aesthetic results.
  • The process can be completed in a shorter time.
  • The fabrication process offers the highest level of precision.
  • Made of porcelain, which is considered the most exceptional material.
  • They enhance the tooth’s strength.

For patients who have teeth that are more severely damaged or decayed, Zirconia porcelain veneers are often ideal because they can be stronger than traditional porcelain veneers, and provide a compromised tooth with some structural reinforcement.  They can also be used for back teeth, where the added strength of Zirconia can prevent premature wear.

This type of porcelain veneers is exceptional because it is made with the help of computerized milling technology, and the materials make it possible to mimic the look of the natural tooth.  This advanced combination of computer and machine technology produces veneers of the most precise size, shape and color, thus providing a dazzling smile for the patient.

The technique with this method of creating perfect porcelain veneers is truly complicated, and that means it presents obstacles for many dentists. Thus, it is important to seek out dentists who are highly skilled with the use of this technique.

Zirconium veneers are usually a little more expensive, though the benefits as the unique and dependable combination of aesthetics and strength should compensate for the price.

Imagine having a dazzling smile with natural looking Zirconium veneers, with the benefit of protecting the teeth for more than 20 years. The amount of money you spend will surely be worth it.  A great smile can be your key to success.

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