The cost of a zirconia crown can vary depending on factors such as location, the dentists’ fees, and the complexity of the case. On average, the zirconia price in Nepal ranges from NPR 18,000 to NPR 25,000. To get the most accurate and up-to-date information visit our clinic Divya Smile Dental Care Clinic in Kathmandu or call (977) 01-5249173, (977) 9808720746.
What are Zirconia crowns?
A zirconia crown is a type of dental crown made from zirconium dioxide, which has high strength and durability. Why choose a zirconia crown? They are a reliable and long-lasting metal material used in dental restorations. Also, they have the strength of metal, but they look more like ceramic.
Zirconia is biocompatible and non-toxic, which reduces the risk of adverse reactions and irritation to the surrounding soft tissue. They are aesthetics in nature which look like the appearance of natural teeth.
Moreover, these crowns often require less tooth reduction compared to other types of crowns which help to protect healthy tooth structure.
When to get a zirconia crown
1)These crowns can be used when you have decay or damage to a tooth.
2)Crowns can be used when a person’s teeth have become discolored or stained.
3)If an individual teeth have been cracked/chipped.
4)Crowns can be used if they have misshapen and small teeth.
5)If an individual has a hole left by a cavity that is too big for a regular filling.
6)If you want to create a natural-looking restoration for the dental implant.
While your dentist will evaluate the patient’s needs and determine if these crowns are the best choice for you.
Merits of zirconia crowns
1)The significant merits of zirconia crown are its strength and durability that can withstand the pressure of daily biting and chewing.
2)More aesthetically pleasing like the appearance of natural teeth and a good choice for visible front teeth.
3)Zirconia has a high level of biocompatibility, which reduces adverse reactions and irritation.
4)They have a long lifespan, typically lasting for many years with proper care.
5)More resistant to plaque buildup compared to other types of crowns.
Demerits of zirconia crowns
1)These crowns can be more expensive than other types of dental restorations.
2)It is difficult to match the color of existing teeth, especially for patients with discolored or yellowed teeth.
3)They can be difficult to repair if they become damaged or loose, and may require complete replacement if extensive repairs are necessary.
How are zirconia crowns cemented?
The dentist will clean the tooth and surrounding area, and remove the decay or damaged tooth to prepare it for the crown. After that, the dentist will fit the crown over the prepared tooth while making sure that it fits properly and is properly aligned. Then, the dentist will apply a thin layer of resin-based dental cement inside the crown and on the prepared tooth.
While the cement will be cured using a special light to harden it and secure the crown. Then, the dentist will check the bite and make necessary adjustments to ensure that the crown is functioning properly.
Overall, the process of cementing a zirconia crown typically takes about 30-60 minutes. It can be done in a single visit if your dentist has the CAD/CAM technology and equipment.
How long does a zirconia crown last?
The average lifespan of a crown is around 5 to 15 years. You can extend the zirconia crown length by practicing proper oral hygiene and oral care.