Zirconia Dental Crowns in Ellicott City
Harris Dental Group proudly offers zirconia crowns for their quality and strength. A crown is a prosthetic that covers the surface of the tooth, restoring its shape and durability when it has experienced significant decay or physical damage.
Reasons to get a Crown:
• Broken or Chipped Teeth
• Decayed Teeth
• Broken Fillings
• Large Fillings
• Root Canal Therapy
What Does Getting a Crown Involve?
This restoration procedure usually requires two appointments. At your first appointment Dr. Harris will take digital impressions of your teeth to create your custom crown. While the tooth is numb, he will prepare the tooth by shaping it, and then provide you with a durable temporary. Our Ellicott City dental office works closely with a trusted, local lab to craft your high quality restoration.
At your next appointment your new crown will be placed on your prepared tooth. Dr. Harris works with you to adjust the crown, ensuring that the spacing and bite are accurate. You will be given aftercare instructions and a follow up appointment.
• Superior Strength
• Mimics Natural Teeth
• Less Tooth Removal
• No Metal Base
• Easily Crafted and Modified
Any full crown restoration where a beautiful cosmetic result is desired, but extra strength and durability are required.
Zirconia is biocompatible, meaning that it is safe to have in your mouth for a long time. There are typically no adverse effects unless the patient has a specific allergy to zirconia, which is uncommon.
From Crowns to Bridges
At Harris Dental Group we offer a choice of crown materials and prefer zirconia due to its unmatched strength and durability. We can also replace several missing teeth with a bridge made from zirconia.
Zirconia in a Nutshell
Zirconium crowns tend to last longer than traditional porcelain, and is resistant to chipping and breakage.
Zirconia restorations are milled from a solid piece of crystal, and are five times stronger than other kinds of dental ceramics. Zirconium crowns are also strong without being bulky like porcelain can be.
If you are considering a crown, bridge, or other restoration, call Dr. Harris - your Ellicott City dentist.
We love to see you smile.