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The Costs of Zirconia Dental Crowns

Published on:2019-7-26

Dental crowns can come in a range of different materials but zirconia crowns are considered the one of the best options as it’s extremely strong and shades can be matched to existing teeth. However, the biggest consideration is price as zirconia crowns are more expensive.


Zirconia crowns are a type of porcelain dental crown and is known for its durability and its biocompatibility. Although zirconia dental crowns have its advantages most patients are focused on the price.  

What is Zirconia Dental Crowns?

Zirconia is made from biocompatible materials that have similar properties to those of titanium. This type of dental crown also has hypoallergenic properties meaning patients are much less likely to suffer from an allergic reaction to zirconia. More importantly zirconia crowns are metal-free so they won’t interfere in x-rays, CT scans or MRI scans. Another highlight of zirconia crowns is there strength, durability and resistance to temperatures.

Costs of Zirconia Dental Crowns

Normally, zirconia dental crown prices depend on the brand, the number of crowns being fitted and different regions.


1. The best known zirconia dental crown brands are 3M Lava, Cercon, Wieland and Sirona. Prices vary due to workmanship and brand. The price can range from about 3,000 Yuan to 10,000 Yuan.


2. In terms of quantity, the number of zirconia crowns fitted will directly affect the price. In most cases the price is based on per crown. However, this will obviously involve the specific situation of the teeth. For example if you patients were to consider a crown or a dental bridge, this would mean a decision of 1 crown or 3 crowns, this would directly affect the costs.


3. In different regions of China, the is a big difference in price when making comparisons with first and second tier cities with third and fourth tier cities. Price are comparatively cheaper in third and fourth tier cities. However, it’s best to consider the techniques and skills of the dentists.