Other uses of Zirconia in Dentistry

In a previous blog post I showed a case of veneers done by solid Zirconia. Besides crowns and veneers, Zirconia is also used to make bridges to replace missing teeth. Due to the high density of the material from the sintering process, Zirconia is a great material used to make full arches of implant retained bridges. In the hands of the right ceramist who knows how to custom stain the material, Zirconia in its final product stage can be lifelike with exceptional strength.

 Solid material stained to replicate details found in gum and teeth.  In the mouth this prosthesis looks indistinguishable as real teeth or man-made.

Solid material stained to replicate details found in gum and teeth. In the mouth this prosthesis looks indistinguishable as real teeth or man-made.

 This full arch Zirconia bridge is retained by multiple implants in the mouth to help replace missing lower teeth.

This full arch Zirconia bridge is retained by multiple implants in the mouth to help replace missing lower teeth.