What are Zirconia veneers?
Zirconia veneers are thin layers of ceramic material that are applied to the front of your teeth to enhance their appearance. They are made from zirconia oxide, a ceramic material with high resistance to breakage and wear. This innovative material offers many advantages compared to traditional materials used in dental aesthetics, such as composite resin or porcelain.
Benefits of Zirconia Veneers
- Durability and Longevity: Due to their extreme resistance and hardness, zirconia veneers are an ideal choice for people who have the habit of biting their nails or grinding their teeth excessively. With regular maintenance and care, these veneers can last for decades.
- Aesthetics and Natural Look: Zirconia veneers can mimic the appearance of natural teeth, allowing you to create a perfect smile regardless of the original condition of your teeth. They are available in a wide range of shades, allowing you to achieve the desired appearance – from a bright white smile to a more natural tooth color.
- Biocompatibility: Zirconia is a material that is biocompatible, meaning it is highly compatible with the human body and has minimal risk of allergic reactions. Zirconia veneers do not contain metal components, which reduces the likelihood of adverse reactions, such as inflammation, swelling, or bleeding.
- Quick Implementation: The process of applying zirconia veneers can be completed in a relatively short time. After the initial consultation and assessment of the condition of your teeth, the dentist can begin the veneer application procedure.
Our clinic offers a complete package of services, from the initial consultation, through the creation and application of veneers, to subsequent check-ups. During your first visit, the dentist will assess the health of your teeth and suggest further steps if necessary. If everything is in order, we will start the tooth preparation process for veneer application.
We will then send impressions of your teeth to a specialized laboratory where custom-made zirconia veneers will be created. This process takes approximately 7 to 14 days. During this time, the dentist will apply temporary veneers so you can feel comfortable and confident. When the final veneers are ready, you will return to the clinic for final placement and check-up.
If you are interested in trying the benefits of zirconia veneers, contact us via our website. Our clinic (and our external laboratory) is equipped with technology and we provide high-quality services in the field of dental aesthetics. Our experienced team of dentists can provide you with zirconia veneers that will give you confidence in your smile.
Porcelain Veneers vs. Zirconia Veneers
Most people who opt for veneers face the question: zirconia or porcelain? Both options have their advantages and disadvantages, and which one is best for you depends on your personal needs and preferences. Here is a quick comparison of these two types of veneers:
Porcelain veneers are made of a thin layer of porcelain, while zirconia veneers are made from zirconia oxide, a strong and resistant ceramic. Zirconia oxide is considered more durable due to its extreme hardness and resistance to breakage.
Both types of veneers can mimic the appearance of natural teeth. However, porcelain veneers are usually somewhat thinner. – However, zirconia veneers, on the other hand, offer a wider selection of shades, which can be advantageous for people looking for a specific result.
Durability and Lifespan
Zirconia is much more resistant and long-lasting than porcelain. Zirconia veneers can last longer than porcelain ones, especially under strong biting – such as bruxism (teeth grinding). Porcelain veneers may be more prone to cracks or damage under heavy load.
Zirconia oxide is a biocompatible material, which means that it is very compatible with the human body and has a minimal risk of allergic reactions. Porcelain veneers are also biocompatible, but can sometimes contain small amounts of metal elements.
Porcelain veneers are usually less expensive compared to zirconia veneers. However, this is typically a reflection of the longer lifespan and higher durability of zirconia veneers.
Your final choice should be based on consultation with an experienced dentist who will help you understand which type of veneer is best for your particular case. Some people may prefer the aesthetic appearance and lower price of porcelain veneers, while others may appreciate the higher durability and biocompatibility of zirconia veneers.