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Are Zirconia Dental Crowns Expensive?

Published on:2019-11-28

Zirconia dental crowns are computer designed and are all porcelain which is very cost-effective. A lot of patients choose zirconia crowns for many reasons. Most dentists now recommend zirconia crowns and we will discuss why. Many patients want to know is this type of dental crown contains metals or causes allergic reactions and in terms of aesthetics is it worth choosing over other types of dental crowns.


Do Zirconia Dental Crowns Contain Metals?


Zirconia crowns are a type of all porcelain dental crowns, the materials of porcelain teeth can usually be divided into inner crown and outer crown. Usually, the inner crown material can be divided into metal porcelain fused to metal, porcelain fused to precious metals and all-ceramic. The first two inner crowns contain metal whereas all porcelain crowns do not contain metals.


The reason why dentists recommend zirconia dental crowns are as follows:


1.      Metal Free: A lot of patients may experience allergic reaction to metals and with porcelain fused to metal dental crowns there is also a dark shadow which occurs so in terms of aesthetics it’s not the best. With all porcelain crowns this is not a problem.


2.      Aesthetics: Zirconia dental crowns are the most natural looking and basically resemble natural teeth. So it has been a popular choice for patients who want a natural look.


3.      Durability: Porcelain crowns are top choice for aesthetic purposes, however it is often unable to satisfy the durability criteria. Zirconia crowns are made of a unique material which can rival that of metals. Therefore, it’s a good choice for patients who want dental crowns that are natural looking and durable.


4.      There are many different brands of zirconia crowns and most brands are imported and with different brands there are different prices. Zirconia crown prices start at 3,000 RMB can reach prices of 9,000 RMB. Patients can choose from brands that fit within their price budget.