Is Zirconia Really Viable?
Many patients today prefer to avoid any use of metal in their mouths, and when it comes to crowns, that typically leaves only two options – an all ceramic restoration or a zirconia restoration. Both, though, have some real drawbacks, and zirconia has been known to have more than its fair share. Does that mean it’s not a viable technology? Hardly.
The Drawbacks of Traditional Zirconia
All Zirconia restorations offer the beauty and strength many dentists and patients are looking for. In fact, studies have shown that zirconia is 10 times stronger than human enamel, and that’s a level of power no other restoration has ever been able to offer before. The primary drawback, though, comes from that strength. Once placed, a zirconia restoration tends to mean occlusal wear on the opposing teeth.
MaxZir – A Better Option
Not all zirconia was created equally, though, and at Bloom Dental, we have an option that means the strength and power of this material, without the potential damage to your patients’ mouths. MaxZir was created to be strong at the base to help the restoration have a longer lifespan, but that transitions to a slightly softer zirconia at the occlusal surface, which can help to reduce wear and tear on the other teeth. It’s designed for single crowns and bridges, and it was just released over the past year.
It’s as beautiful as it is strong, too, giving patients the best of both worlds.
To learn more about what MaxZir can do for you and your patients, contact us today.